Bruce A. Zachrich, 72, of Ayersville, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at his home in Ayersville.
Bruce was born May 30, 1947 in Defiance to Robert L. & Leola E. Zachrich. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a young adult at Zion's Lutheran Church, Defiance. He was a member of Christ Our Savior Church, Defiance, and served as a Trustee for many years. He was a life-long member of VFW #3360. Bruce was a 1965 graduate of Ayersville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969, and served in Vietnam for one year. Bruce was a very proud American Veteran. He married Patricia Groll on March 16, 1968. Bruce worked at GM Central Foundry from 1969 to 2000, and spent nine years as a Committeeman.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Pat, daughters Monica (Chad) Hoffman and Mandy (Mike) Olds, and son, Monti (Tammi) Zachrich; grandchildren, Joshua (Emily) Nagel, Ashley (Emily) Nagel, Skyeler, Logan, and Morgan Belcher, Jared Olds, Preston (Emily) Austin, and Kayla Zachrich. Great-Granddaughters Armani, Norah and Rowan Nagel, Delilah and Priscilla Zachrich, brother Robert (Carole) Zachrich, sisters Pat (Eugene) Hammersmith, Jackie (John) Marcellus, Jean Smith, Debra (Jerry) Walther.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. and mother, Leola E. Zachrich, and granddaughter Allison N. Nagel.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and for one hour prior to services at the church. A Celebration of Bruce's life will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Christ Our Savior Church in Defiance, officiated by Pastor Lee Genter. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow at Ayersville Cemetery, Fruit Ridge Road.
Memorials preferred to Christ Our Savior Church. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com
Bruce never knew a stranger. Always had a smile. He loved to fish, travel and mow his grass. He loved attending sporting events and cheering on the athletes. He loved spending time with his family especially daughters, grandkids and great granddaughters.
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