Earl A. Kreais

Earl A. Kreais, 83, of Fostoria, passed away at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Wayne, to August M. and Ada L. (Wade) Kreais. He married Rosella A. Frank Oct. 7, 1961, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are five children, Patricia A. (Dean Stell) Kreais of Fostoria, Kenneth E. (Connie) Kreais of Findlay, Ronald L. Kreais, Kevin M. (Kimberly) Kreais and Gary J. (Jenny) Kreais, all of Fostoria; son-in-law, William Scherger of New Riegel; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Iva Kieffer of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Scherger; five brothers, Sylvester, Paul and Ralph Kreais and John and Glenn at infancy; and a sister, Ada Brossia-Abel.

Earl was a lifelong Wood and Seneca County farmer and also had been a job setter at the former Excello, Fostoria. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, a Third Degree Knight of Columbus of Council No. 1197 and a Fourth Degree member of Fr. Raymond Kirsch Assembly No. 845, all of Fostoria. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of New Riegel American Legion Post No. 354 and American Legion 40/8.

Earl lived for his faith and family. He was a hard worker who enjoyed watching and spending time at his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will begin at 3:45 p.m.

His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel, where the New Riegel American Legion will provide military honors.

Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Church and school.

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