Peacefully surrounded by family at Jessica’s House, Exeter on Friday, July 6, 2018 of Zurich in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Becker) Deichert (2013). Dear father of Marg Deichert of Zurich, (Mary) Anne and Carl Weller of Stratford, and Jen and Rob Schellenberger of Shipka. Dear grandfather of Brad and Vanessa; Hannah, and Erica; Mitchell, Kirsten, and Dylan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy Elligsen, Margaret Deichert, Edward and Karen Deichert, Phylis Deichert, Bill and Nancy Becker, Elaine Datars, Barb Bucholtz, Eleanor Webb, Jim and Diane Becker, Carol Irwin, Bob and Bonnie Becker, Iris and Mike Gravel, Chuck and Nancy Becker, John and Mary Becker, Randy and Marion Becker, and Marty and Julie Becker. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Josephine (Kalbfleisch) Deichert, sisters Edith (Harvey) Hohner, Laura (Cliff) Pepper, Helma Deichert, brother Earl Deichert, brother-in-law Edgar Elligsen, sister-in-law Elaine Deichert and in-laws Howard Datars, Les Bucholtz, and Peter Irwin.
Claire was a very active community member. He participated in various community organizations including: Zurich Agricultural Society, Hay Township and Huron County Councillor, Bluewater Rest Home Board, Hensall District Co-op Board, Huron County Plowmans Association and various positions at St. Peters Lutheran Church.
Friends may call at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N., Zurich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 22 Goshen Street, S., Zurich on Wednesday, July 11th at 11 AM with Pastor Nadine Schroder-Kranz officiating. Interment St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Huron County Food Bank Distribution Center or S.H.H.F – Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.