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Evelyn Jean (Merk) Claar

Evelyn Jean (Merk) Claar, 85, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Monday morning, June 30, 2014 at Stein Hospice Care Center after a brief illness.

Evelyn was born on February 10, 1929 in Sandusky, OH to the late August and Estella (Tremmel) Merk.

Evelyn is a 1946 graduate of St. Mary High School. She was employed at New Departure, Periodical Publishers and Drug Mart but especially loved raising and taking care of her family. Evelyn was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sandusky Yacht Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, going to her class luncheons and spending time with her family and friends.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Christine (James Milks) Claar of Norwalk, Paula Mary (Tom) Schmansky of Westland, MI, Julie (Steven) Melilli of Palm Harbor, FL; sons, Jeffrey C. (Debra) of Huron, Michael S. (Karen) of Sandusky and Daniel J. (Teresa) Claar of Huron; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She is also survived by her daughter Deborah's companion, Steve Groom.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Claar, whom she married on June 9, 1951; daughter, Deborah L. Claar; son, James Charles Claar; half-sister, Cleo Bluhm; brother, Paul M. Merk and sister, Mary Runner Lauby.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 9:00 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH with Father Jason Kahle presiding. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky, OH.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute to Evelyn's memory may do so to Sandusky Central Catholic Schools Tuition Fund 410 W. Jefferson St. Sandusky, OH 44870 or Stein Hospice Services 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870

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