Evelyn Fockler


Evelyn May Fockler, 94, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on May 6, 1918, to Park Olin and Nina (Campbell) Blosser in Bryan, Ohio. On February 28, 1936, she married Carl Richard Fockler, and he passed away June 21, 1982. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading and crocheting.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Robert (Beulah) Fockler of Bryan, David Fockler of Defiance, Ronnie Fockler of Bryan, Lynn (Ann) Fockler of Defiance, and Marvin (Angie) Fockler of Defiance; daughters, Nancy (James "Bud") Mock of Defiance, Sharon (David Sr.) Bidlack of Cecil and Beth (Steve) Long of Defiance; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Woodring of Lyons and Pauline Merrilet of Pulaski.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard Fockler; two grandchildren; brothers, Russel, Louis and Hershel Blosser; and a sister, Arlene Mattes.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the funeral home with Sam Mock officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

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