William E. Offenberger Sr., 86

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William E Offenberger Sr

William E. Offenberger Sr., 86, of Malvern, passed away at Aultman Compassionate Care Center Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.  

Born March 28, 1933, in Marietta, he was a son to Louis and Eunice (Myers) Offenberger.  

William served in the Army for two years; serving in Korea for 15 months. He received the Purple Heart. William served for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years; positions included Common Pleas Chief of Probation, Chief Deputy, and 12 years as the Carroll County Sheriff.  William received the  Silver Star for bravery at the National Police Hall of Fame. He also was employed for 18 years at Good Roads in Minerva. He was a member of Minerva American Legion Post 357, VFW Post 4120, 40 & 8 and Valley Post American Legion.  

William is survived by two sons, William (Kate) Offenberger, Jr. of Carrollton, and Timothy Offenberger of Dallas TX; a daughter, Cynthia Offenberger of Massillon; grandchildren, Kirk (Kristen) Ohler, Amy (William) McCabe, Kelly Strock, William Offenberger III, Brian (Angela) Offenberger, Leslie (David) Edie, Derek (Kristin) Noble, Lauren Offenberger and Stephanie Offenberger; great-grandchildren, Hanna, Haley, Morgan, Annabelle, Gia, William, Cole, Dalton, Kenley and Cruz; and special niece, Shelley (Jeremy) Prussman. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Draher Offenberger, who died June 17, 2019; a daughter, Vicky Ann Lucas; a grandson, Scott; two brothers, Dean and Ernest; and a sister, Maxine. 

Funeral services were held Feb. 24 in Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern, with Pastor Frank Zugaro  of Malvern United Methodist Church officiating.  

Memorial contributions can be made to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit, 43 2nd St. SE, Carrollton OH  44615, Carrollton Police Department Canine Unit, 80 2nd St. SW, Carrollton OH   44615, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

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