Harold F. Denzer

December 25, 1892 ‒ November 25, 1975

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Waldo, Ohio

Services for Harold F. Denzer, 82, dean of Marion funeral directors, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 1, 1975, in Denzer Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Rave of Emanuel Lutheran Church officiating.

Mr. Denzer died in Marion General Hospital at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 1975. His home was at 760 Leetonia Circle. He was actively engaged in the funeral business until three weeks ago.

The owner and operator of the Denzer Funeral Home on E. Center Street began his long association in the funeral business 62 years ago and in 1922 was graduated from the Columbus Training School for Embalmers.

Originally from Waldo Township, he chose his profession in 1913. He married Hannah Bernice Manahan June 11, 1916. She died Dec. 22, 1970.

A member of the Ohio and National Funeral Directors associations, he had been honored last may for more than 60 years as a funeral director. He was a member of the Order of the Golden Rule and Association of Funeral Directors of America.

His lodge affiliations included Marion Lodge 70, F&AM; Chapter 62, RAM; Council 22, R&SM; Commandery 36, Knights Templar; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine, Columbus; Kosciusko Lodge 58, 100F; Lodge 32, BPO Elks; Aerie 337, FO Eagles, and Lodge 49, Fraternal Order of Police Associates.

He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Downtown Kiwanis Club and Marion Area Chamber of Commerce.

Having been born on Christmas Day, 1892, he had a special hobby of communication over the years with others in many parts of the country who celebrated their birthdays on Christmas.

Surviving are 2 sons, Harold F. Jr. of the Leetonia Circle address and Roger M. of Groveport; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ward of Mansfield; 3 grandchildren including 2 grandsons reared by Mr. and Mrs. Denzer, Larry F. Denzer of 265 Bellefontaine Ave. and Alan K. Dennison of Los Angeles, Calif., and 4 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 1975, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 1975.

Masonic services will be held at the funeral home at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Mark L., Bruce M. and Francis P. Robinson, Carl E. Sawyer, Charles Simeral, Howard J. Hecker, Jack W. Hottinger and Gene Farison.