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Melvin B. Jewell
Melvin B. Jewell, age 85, of Swanton, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Prior to his retirement in 1995 he had worked for the Campbell Soup Company for 35 years.
Melvin was born in Lucas County on September 18, 1932, the son of Clyde D. and Mary V. (Mohr) Jewell. On June 25, 1955, he married Elfrieda Pelton, and she survives. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Melvin loved to work with wood and refinish furniture, then give it away. He also enjoyed hiking in Oak Openings, where he knew every trail.
Surviving besides his wife, Elfrieda, is son, Dennis (Sandra) Jewell of Swanton; daughter, Diana (Tracy) Ziegler of Archbold; grandchildren, Donovan, Michael, and Lisa Ziegler, Alan, Tiffany, and Nathan Jewell; great-grandchildren, Kadence, Melody and Merrick; and step-great-grandchildren, Meara and Kadince. He is also survived by brother, Gary (Susan) Jewell of Monroe, Michigan. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Visitation for Melvin will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Archbold, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 4:00 P.M., with the Rev. Paul Reichert officiating. Interment will be in the Swanton Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.deltafh.com. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Services in Delta has been entrusted with arrangements.
A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Jewell
Tom Zeller Feb 24 2018 12:00 AM
Melvin was a very crafty person when it came to the ways of the wood working. He always had wonderful ideas for improving things at ourFulton Co. fair flower show. Up until the last few years, dew to his courageous fight battlingcancer,he was always volunteering his time and was a tremendous help to usat the Fulton Co. Federation of Garden Clubs. Not only was he a hard worker he was a joy to talk to and always hadfunny stories and jokes to tell.I will always rememberhow he loved my homemade apple butter,no soonerwould I give Elfriedaa jarfor him an empty one wouldsoon cameback, he lovedit on his cereal in the morning. It saddens me to hear of his passing I am glad he can now rest in peace. May the love of family and friends comfort his loved ones and help them get through this trying time.
Carol and Michael Lemle Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
Diane, I'm sorry for your loss. Know that my prayers are with you and your family. May Jesus wrap him in his loving arms and tell him, "Well done my faithful servant".
Tedd Spurgeon Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM