Richard E. "Rick" Claar

Richard E. “Rick” Claar, 66, of Elmore, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021.
Known to village residents as “Mr. Elmore”, Rick was the current mayor of the Village of Elmore, and was the President of the Elmore Historical Society. An employee of Woodmore Local Schools, he also owned the Elmore Five & Dime for many years. At one time, Rick operated Big D’s at Raceway Park in Toledo and was active in Harness Racing.
Surviving is his significant other of many years, Jackie Rober, and brother, Don Claar.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Marilyn (Hein) Claar and his sister, Peggy Cly.
Visitation will be from 2-8 PM Friday at Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, 19550 W. S.R. 51, Elmore. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. Interment will follow at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery. Those planning on making a memorial contribution are asked to please consider the Elmore Historical Society or the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be shared at


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