Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Charles Diller Moeller of Spencerville, distinguished entrepreneur and beloved father and grandfather, passed into eternity Jan. 8, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was 85 years old.
Born on a humble farm outside Columbus Grove on March 28, 1927, Charles was the son of Roy and Frances Moeller, who preceded him in death. He married Phyllis Snavely, now deceased, in 1949. He later married Frances Jarvis in 1960 and later divorced.
Charles is survived by his five children, Teresa L. Moeller of Lima, Marcia L. (John) Elliott of Lima, Charlene A. (Bruce "Shorty") McCullough of Spencerville, Charles L. "Lewie" Moeller of Lima, and Candace S. Moeller of Lima; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Steinwedel of Lima; a stepson, Jeffrey (Lori) Jarvis; grandchildren, Christi McGuire, Corrie Doty, Kasey Doty, Justin Elliott, Holly Elliott, Jordan Elliott, Broderick McCullough, Chandler McCullough and Sydney Moeller; five great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Burt, Jessica Spiers, Jillian Jarvis, Jaclyn Jarvis and Mark Steinwedel; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Neuman Roof; a brother, Richard Roy Moeller; and a grandson, Craig Martin Doty.
Charles served in the Navy for two years. At the age of 23 he founded Ohio Decorative Products Inc., Spencerville, specializing in zinc die casting and plating. He later expanded with Edgerton Metal Products, Edgerton, and Ken-Dee in Horse Cave, Ky. In 1971, he started in the polyurethane industry with Flexible Foam Products Inc., supplying the flooring, furniture and bedding industries. In 2012, he celebrated 62 years of success in maintaining the family business. Flexible Foam Products Inc. operates nationally with 13 locations and is currently expanding in Las Vegas.
He also endeavored in farming operations, including dairy, livestock and grain farming. Current farms are in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
He enjoyed being actively involved and was civic minded in many communities, including his hometown of Spencerville. Charles was a proud member and supporter of the Republican Party and attended many presidential dinners.
Charles led an inspirational life defined by family and faith. He was a member of the Shawnee Alliance Church.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Lima.
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Saturday morning, at approximately 10 a.m., Charles will be carried in a horse drawn hearse leaving Bayliff Funeral Home and proceeding left on Elizabeth Street past Ohio Decorative Products and then making the loop through downtown Spencerville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charles O. Moeller fund, with customer and suppliers sending contributions to Huntington National Bank c/o Charles O. Moeller Memorial Fund, 102 N. Broadway, Spencerville, OH 45887; friends and family may send contributions to Fifth Third Bank c/o Charles D. Moeller Memorial Fund, 225 Northwest St., Lima, OH 45801.