Larry J. Zellner

Larry J. Zellner, 70, of Galion, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Galion Community Hospital surrounded by his family.

Larry was born in Bucyrus, on Dec. 4, 1946 to the late Daryl J. Zellner and Delpha H. (Ward) Christensen. He married Debra S. (Swisher) Zellner on April 8, 1995 and she survives him.

He was a 1965 graduate of Wynford High School. Larry’s working career started at Timken, Bucyrus.

For the next 20 plus years he pursued his passion of car sales in Marion and Bucyrus. He was a business partner at Crawford Auto Sales, Bucyrus. Larry retired from Whirlpool, Marion, after 11 years of service.

Larry served in the Army National Guard for six years and was a member of the Bucyrus Masonic Lodge #139, Bucyrus. He loved attending car auctions, estate auctions and garage sales where he enjoyed finding treasures. He shared his love of camping with his friends and family.

He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s activities. 

He is also survived by his daughters, Melissa and David Charles, of Mt. Gilead, Kerri and Travis Koschnick, of Galion, Andrea and Jack Cramer, of Galion, Jessica and Matt Moore, of Fredericktown; his grandchildren, Brennon McWaters, Mackenzie McWaters, Ava Charles, Caleb Koschnick, Caitlin Koschnick, Paul Cramer, Andi Cramer, Celia Cramer, Eli Cramer, and Meredith Moore; his sisters, Sandra Lyons, of Bucyrus, Cheryl and Lonnie Sipe, of Bucyrus; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Tom Cahill, of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Glen Lyons and a nephew, Wesley Lyons.

Friends may call on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way W., Galion where Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the First United Church of Christ, Galion, with Pastor Darrin Harvey and Larry Nigh officiating.

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Military honors will be conducted by the Galion/Crestline Military Funeral Detail. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crawford County Relay for Life in care of the funeral home.

The Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion is honored to serve the family of Larry J. Zellner.

Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.

Support Our Journalism

Our content is free and always will be - but we rely on your support to sustain it.

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.