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Melvin B. Jewell

September 18, 1932 — February 13, 2018

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 Grisier-Weigel Funeral Services in Delta has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 25, 2018

3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton

204 Chestnut St, Swanton, OH 43558

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Memorial Service

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Starts at 4:00pm (Eastern time)

St. Martin's Lutheran Church

203 S Defiance St, Archbold, OH 43502

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