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Gerald L. Held

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Gerald was born on April 26, 1930 and passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Gerald was a resident of Defiance, Ohio at the time of passing.

He was raised in Sunol, Nebraska, but the family moved back to Defiance, where he graduated from Defiance High School in 1948.

Gerry was an Army Veteran serving in Europe during the Korean Conflict.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am with Father Randy Giesige officiating and Father Thomas Held co-celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, with Graveside Military Rites accorded by VFW #3360. The family will meet friends at Schaffer Funeral Home on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm, with a Rosary Service at 2:00 pm. Visitation at the Schaffer Funeral Home from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on April 19, 2018.

Suggested memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Alzheimer's Association, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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