Friday, May 30th, 2014
Merle D. Schuller, 78, St. Marys, died at 1:30 a.m. May 29, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born March 28, 1936, in Putnam County, to Bernard and Ella Drew Schuller. On June 6, 1958, he married Carolyn M. Metz in St.Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michele (Nick) McDermitt, Morocco, Ind., and Missy (Roy Jay) Roby, St. Marys; a son, Mark (Jennifer) Schuller, St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Nicole (David) Hanen, Jace (Jennifer) McDermitt, Jeremy McDermitt, Lyndsey Roby, Courtney Roby, Marissa Engle and Emma Schuller; three great-grandchildren, Lucas Hanen, Erin Hanen and Emersyn McDermitt; three sisters, Irene Thatcher, Rockford, Sharon (Larry) Seibert, Spencerville, and Deanna (Harold) Carr, Bitely, Mich.; a brother, Anthony (Charlotte) Schuller, Warsaw, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin Schuller, Wayne Schuller and Alvin Schuller; and sisters, Deloris Gilliland and Bernadine Jacobs.
He retired from United Equity in Spencerville and Kossuth, where he worked as a grain hauler. He also had worked at the former Avco-New Idea in Coldwater and Metz Electric in St. Marys. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed deer hunting, camping and fishing.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kidney Dialysis Unit in Celina or St. Paul's UCC.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.