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Harold N. Waterbury
Interment with Military Rites: Ogden-Zion Cemetery
Harold N. Waterbury, age 97, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, May 5, 2017, lovingly supported by his family and care givers. He was born in Lenawee County Michigan to Fred and Florence (Clough) Waterbury on February 25, 1920. He graduated from Metamora High School and was drafted into the United States Army where he served during WWII.
On July 27, 1974, Harold married his loving wife, Martha Demusky. Harold was a life-long farmer and member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora, where he served many roles. He was also a proud member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574.
Harold will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 43 years, Martha; daughters, Judith Ann MacBeth of Riga, MI and Ellen (John) Vershum of Metamora, OH; stepchildren, Kathryn Walker, Walter (Kathy) Demusky and David (Carol) Demusky; stepdaughter-in-law, Marsha Demusky; step son-in-law, James Lanning; grandchildren, Kimberly (Lincoln) Geren, Stephanie (James) Shoemaker, Amy (Robert) Henning, Lynn (Jodi) Vershum, Michele (Allan) Gladieux, Susan (Bill) Pierce and Scott Vershum; 3 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Florence Waterbury; brother, Floyd Waterbury; son-in-law, William MacBeth; granddaughter, Alissa Vershum; stepson, Peter Demusky; stepdaughter, Irene Lanning; and stepson-in-law, William Walker.
Thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff at Kingston at Sylvania and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care.
Family and friends may visit Wednesday, May 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora, with Rev. Ed Strietelmeier officiating. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at Ogden-Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 124 W. Main St., Metamora, OH 43540, the VFW National Home for Children, Dept. 3110, PO Box 30516, Lansing, MI 48909 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Visitation: Wednesday, May 10th from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora
Funeral Service: Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 am at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora
Loosing a parent is always hard but I know you have very fond memories of good times. With deepest sympathy.
Elaine Filipek May 8 2017 12:00 AM
He was a wonderful man and always nice to me. I know he will be missed by all who loved him. My deepest sympathies in the family's loss.
Marla Miller May 6 2017 12:00 AM
With deepest sympathy. Let God's promise soften your sorrow and give you peace. John and Carla Laver
John W Laver and Carla Laver May 6 2017 12:00 AM
May you feel God's peace during this difficult time and know that he is with God. You all did a great job in helping him live a happy life and die peacefully.
Mary and John Campbell May 6 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Kim spoke of him often, he sounded like quite a hoot, I didn't personally know him but the stories made me laugh.
Anne Beals May 6 2017 12:00 AM