Merici A. Krieger-Harms, age 93, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to her retirement she had worked at the former German Village Products in Wauseon for 25 years.
Merici was born in Williams County, Ohio on February 6, 1927, the daughter of Leonard and Addie (Donor) Stark. In 1945 she married Elmer Krieger and he preceded her in death in 1994. In 1995, she married Bernard “Bud” Harms, and he preceded her in death in 2001. She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon and a member of the Wauseon American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan (Robert) Wines of Wauseon, Kristene (Kim) Clark of Wauseon; step-children, Pam Fox of Morenci, MI and Dean Harms of Malinta. She is also survived by grandchildren, Nicholas Wines, Brittany (Jacob) Hall, Christopher Wines, Alexse (Mark) Wallischeck, Darcie (Jason) Mohler, Marlee (Travis) Crain; step-grandchildren, Desirae (Jason) Hintz, Kirsten (Gary, Jr.) Cole; great-grandchildren, Avah, Norah, Lylah, Meah and Trinah Wallischeck, Bishop Olis, Lucas Mohler, Jack, Tucker, and Liam Hall; step great-grandchildren, Kadence, Kortney, J.T. and Danika Hintz, and Lindsay and Gary, III Cole. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret Wyse of West Unity. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and infant daughter, Judy Krieger.
Visitation for Merici will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Emmaus Lutheran Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 4:00 P.M., also at the church, with Pastor Steven R. Geske, officiating Private family interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Alpine Village Auxiliary, CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Emmaus Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
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