|Harry Stork Jr.|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:48|
Harry Stork Jr., 79, of Bowling Green, passed over to eternal peace in the early hours of July 16, 2013, with his daughters by his side.
He was born to Harry and Dorothy (Wickerham) on November 22, 1933. He grew up as the youngest brother on the family farm outside of Ayersville, Ohio. He was taught to value and develop honesty, tenacity, integrity and humility.
He was confirmed into the Christian Faith at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Defiance, Ohio, under the direction of Pastor C.H. Matthias on March 30, 1947. Harry had a special relationship with his Grandmother Carrie (Love) Wickerham and enjoyed visits with his uncles and cousins.
He married the love of his life - Nancy Hughes, daughter of Harvey and Grace Hughes, on August 17, 1954 in Defiance, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard at New Haven Connecticut from 1952 to 1955. While in the Coast Guard Harry and Nancy met their lifelong friends Leonard and Marie Schneider of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Harry graduated from Medical Technology training in Elkhart, Indiana, and worked as a clinical laboratory technologist first at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, and then at Westgate Laboratories in Toledo. His final and favorite position was that of the Laboratory Manager at Wood County Hospital. He retired in 1996 after 33 years of service. He was proud of the Lab and its hardworking and dedicated staff.
Harry had a strong work ethic, a quick wit and a deep abiding Christian Faith. He was totally devoted to Nancy, being her sole caregiver for the past five years. Harry enjoyed the freedom of country life. In his younger years, he raised beef cattle, rabbits, hogs and chickens. He enjoyed spending time with his family and pets, baseball, fishing, gardening, visiting with friends, telling stories and putzing in the barn or garage - usually with a good beer or two. He loved his dogs.
Harry and Nancy enjoyed the many years they spent with their Hubbard Lake, Michigan, friends while vacationing at their summer home.
He was a member of Haskins Community Church, The Power of Yesteryear Club, and the American Legion in Tontogany.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Roger (infant), Edgar and Rondal.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Nancy, daughters Mary (Lee) Kroos and Cheri (James) Houdeshell, brother, Robert, grandsons, Mark (Lenoria) Kroos, David Kroos, granddaughter, Heidi Kroos, stepgrandson, Ethan Houdeshell, stepgranddaughter, Zo√´ Houdeshell and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Dunn Funeral Home, 408 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green Ohio, on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Wood County Hospital Foundation.
Please visit peinertfuneralhome.com to leave an online memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Homes.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:57|
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