Posted: Sun 4:45 PM, Dec 02, 2012
Funeral Home: Hadley Funeral Home
Hollie (Hod) Edward Handschumacher passed away peacefully Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Heartland in Marietta surrounded by his loving family. Hollie was born March 16, 1927 to Talmage and Edith Cline Handschumacher.
He graduated from Bethel High School, Marr, Ohio. After graduation, he served in the US Army under General Patton in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Italy from 1945 to 1947.
He was a member of the Masterson Lodge 429 F&AM, Eastern Star 584, the Highland Ridge Community Church, Lowell American Legion 750, an original member of Buckmasters, and the Marietta VFW 5108.
He retired after 37 years from Elken Metals and also worked at Marietta Concrete. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, tug tractor pulling, and bowling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth Becker Handschumacher, two daughters, Cheryl (Wayne) McAlarney and Jane Schott, and one son, Jay (Debbie) Handschumacher. He is also survived by his grandchildren Douglas (Jessica) Schott, Kyle (Jessica) McAlarney, Curtis (Sara Stephens) Schott, Kaitlyn (Matt) Weekley, and Lynsey Schweitzer and three precious great-granddaughters, Olivia Stout, Makayla McAlarney, and Chloe Schweitzer. Also surviving are three brothers, Don (Carolyn) of New Matamoras, Gerald (Betty) of Belpre and Howard (Cheryl) of Belpre, and two sisters June Williams of Woodsfield and Peggy (Andrew) Brooker of Churchtown, sister-in-laws Lucy Handschumacher of Canton, Mildred Handschumacher of Warner, and Dorothy Smith of Gallipolis, and brother-in-law Dean (Carolyn) Becker of Whipple along with many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Gilbert and Nora Becker, son Daryl Handschumacher, son-in-law David Schott, brothers Jim, Harry, Charles, Dwight, Harold, Jackie, sisters Ella Stewart, Mary Lou Jones, Gertrude Gerken, and many brother and sister-in-laws.
Services will be held at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike Street Wednesday 12/5/2012, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Don Hart officiating and burial at the Salem Township Cemetery with graveside military services by American Leigon Post #64 and VFW Post 5108. Calling hours are from 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM Tuesday 12/4/2012, where Masonic and Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 PM.
The family would like to thank The Harmar Place, Heartland, and Dr. Brockett for the great care they gave Hollie and their family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem VFD or Highland Ridge Community Church. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.