|Merlin J. Wieging|
|Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 AM|
May 5, 1929
Sept. 21, 2013
Merlin was born on May 5, 1929, in Delphos to Joseph and Estella (Best) Wieging, both of whom are deceased.
He married Mary Lou Rose on May 8, 1954, in Delphos. She passed away on Jan. 16, 2012
Surviving are his six children, Cynthia M. (Dave) Miller and Laura L. (Devon) Leightey of Upper Sandusky, Margaret A. (Gary) Rowland of Harpster, Anthony J. Wieging of Tiffin, Jane L. (Jon) Rieser of Harpster and Andrew J. Wieging of Upper Sandusky; and 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Darrell of Ohio City and Donald of Huntington, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a brother Harold Wieging and 2 sisters Ann Conley and Janet Wieging.
Merlin was retired from Ohio Power and was currently the owner/operator of WeKing Electric in Upper Sandusky.
Merlin was a long-time member of Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church in Upper Sandusky and also was a life member of the following organizations: 3rd. Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2050, BPOElks 83, and Amvets Post 777, all of Upper Sandusky. He was also a regular member of the American Legion Post 225 and the Moose Lodge 1093, both of Upper Sandusky.
Merlin also served his country in the Navy Reserves and locally on the city council in Upper Sandusky. He graduated from Delphos St. John’s High School and continued to follow the Blue Jays and was an avid fan all through the years.
When he was younger, Merlin enjoyed playing fast pitch softball in Upper, and in his later years he enjoyed cruising around town. His favorite time was spent with his family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Merlin’s motto was “If people had half the fun I did in my life, they would be grateful.”
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church with Rev. John Stowe OFM Conv officiating the service. Burial will follow at the St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Upper Sandusky.
Visitations will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home and one hour prior to service time on Friday at the church. There will be an Elks Memorial Service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic School and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.
|Last Updated on Monday, September 23, 2013 3:34 PM|