Merry F. Shoemaker


Merry F. Shoemaker, (Fockler), 74, of Hamler, Ohio, died unexpectedly at her home on September 16, 2017.

Merry was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Esther Fockler on February 1, 1943.

Merry was preceded in death by her husband, Gary D. Shoemaker, by her brothers John N. Fockler, Jr. and Michael Fockler.

She is survived by her son, Travis Shoemaker (Claire Ekardt), her brother, David Fockler (Dottie Fockler), her sisters, Hopeful Page-Fockler (Anthony and Benjamin Fockler, Joseph Fockler), Melissa Page-Fockler (Steven Maley), Amy Fockler, and her niece Tammi Diemer (Jacob Diemer).

Merry was a devoted wife to Gary, devout mother to Travis and a loving, fun sister, aunt and friend.  Merry was very active in her community and volunteered for many years at the Bavarian House in Deshler, Ohio.  Merry did so much for her family and always did it with a great sense of humor.  She was loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting her and she will be sorely missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Merry’s honor to the Henry County Humane Society.  There will be no service.

The family is under the care of Snyder-Hoening Funeral Home of Holgate, Ohio.

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Martha Ekardt

Unfortunately, I was only able to meet Merry once. She was very kind and I enjoyed the short time we were able to spend together. I am glad to have met Travis' mom!
Martha Ekardt

 Posted September 18, 2017 - 10:02pm
Pat Cervantes

So very sorry to learn of Merrys passing. I met Merry about 20 years ago or more, she was a wonderful woman, always made me smile. Deepest condolences to her son Travis who I haven't seen since he was a small boy. Rest in Peace Merry.

 Posted September 18, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Updike family

Our family is saddened by Merry's passing.
May God comfort you through the love of family and friends, and give you peace.
Deepest Sympathy,
The Updike's
Ed, Sandy, Makayla and Alex

 Posted September 18, 2017 - 10:19am

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