Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Harold Post, age 84, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his residence in Celina.
He was born on March 3, 1935 in Celina to the late William Henry and Antionette "Nettie" (Buetle) Post. On May 18, 1957 he married Mary Margaret Magoto, who survives living in Celina.
Also surviving are his children Jan (Clarence) Eckstein Jr. of Celina, Ginny Goins of Celina, Barb (Bruce) Klepinger of Bradford, Ken (Deb) Post of Coldwater, Steve Post of Celina, Judy (T.J.) Smalley of Celina. He has eleven grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) Feister, Matt Eckstein, Ashley Eckstein, Megan Goins & Matt Carter, Amanda (Kieth) Kiefer, Kyle Post, Jake Smalley, Carly Post, Brooke Smalley, Nash Klepinger, Ted Klepinger, and three great grandchildren Dylann Feister, Mason Feister and Alissa Kiefer. He was also survived by two brothers and his sisters-in-law; Dick (Rosie) Post of Celina, Don (Mary Ann) Post of Coldwater and Ann Post of Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings; Urban (Opal) Post, William (Anna) Post, Ralph (Yvonne) Post, Alice (Urban) Grevenkamp, Tom Post, son-in-law Alan Goins and father-in-law and mother-in-law Ben and Lolly Magoto.
Harold grew up around Skeels Rd. and graduated from Coldwater High School with the Class of 1953. After graduation he proudly served his country in the United States Army for eighteen months in Germany from 1957 until 1959. He enjoyed sightseeing in Germany while serving his country.
When he returned to Mercer County, he went to work at Mersman Brother Furniture Company in Celina until he retired, after 38 years of employment. Upon retirement he opened his painting business, that he operated for fifteen years.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, a member of the Sons of the American Legion and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1800 in Celina. He was very active with the Knights of Columbus and volunteered for over thirty years supporting the I.C. Bingo and making waffles. He was also a member and very active with the Celina Athletic Booster Club.
Harold was a proud supporter of the Celina Bulldog sports programs, he never missed an event or game that his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were competing in.
The Post Family would like to Thank all of Caregivers at Grand Lake Hospice and The Celina Manor, for the unforgettable care they provided for Harold.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Tim McFarland C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina, with Military Honors.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Membership services will be held on Friday for the Knights of Columbus Council #1800 at 8:00p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Celina Athletic Booster Club P.O. Box 153 Celina, Ohio 45822 or the I.C. Endowment Fund 229 W. Anthony St. Celina, Ohio 45822.
Condolences may be expressed on-Line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.