Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Mervin B. Schulze, 80, of Versailles died at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 9, 2009, at his residence.
He was born April 22, 1929, in Celina to Joseph and Clara Bergman Schulze. On April 30, 1953, he married Eileen Drees, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Jerry (Judy) Schulze, Celina, Thomas Schulze, Versailles, Randy (Kathy) Schulze, Fremont, and Jon (Shelly) Schulze, Versailles; a daughter, Kay (Tom) Francis, Versailles; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepmother, Mary Huber Schulze and an infant sister.
He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he was a project supervisor with 34 years service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles, all in Versailles. He played for the Osgood Crackers in the Western Ohio Baseball League.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial is at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 3-8 .p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Military Graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Versailles Food Pantry Council of Churches.
Condolences can be left at www.zecharbailey.com.