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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday January 24th, 2019
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday January 25th, 2019

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Merlin Joseph Hassen

Merlin Joseph Hassen, age 93, of Perrysburg, Ohio; formerly of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life comforted by his family, Saturday morning, January 19, 2019, at Perrysburg Commons.  As an only child, he was born November 9, 1925 in Swanton to Clarence Joseph and Julia M. (Raab) Hassen.  Merlin was a graduate of Swanton High School and was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran with combat in Germany and France.  On August 2, 1947, he married his one love Millie (Mildred Studenka).  She preceded him in death in March of 1986.

Merlin was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and will be remembered as a strong but gentle man who always put others first. He was a life-long farmer and worked 32 years at Champion Spark Plug.  He loved tinkering and fixing small engines, and there was no repair he could not handle.  He was known as the go to guy when you needed anything fixed. He even built the home he and Millie raised their family in.  He loved fishing and enjoyed traveling in his truck camper to Florida, Alaska and out west.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Janet (Michael) Delauter and Diane (Daniel) King; sons, Ron (Barb) Hassen and David (Michele) Hassen; grandchildren, Wendy (Chad) Jones, Kristen Ebersole, Eric (Valerie) Delauter, Lesli (Jamie) Sieminski, Jayson King, Shaun Hassen, Sheena (Justin) Brown, Brandon Hassen, Devin Hassen, Brooke Hassen and Heather (Eric) Waldron and 5 great-grandchildren, Zander, MacKenzie, Jack, Savannah and Kaylee.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, January 24th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue Friday, January 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Dandurand  presiding.  Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

A heartfelt thanks to Hospice nurse Tiffany and the special caregivers at Perrysburg Commons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Fulton County Honor Guard.


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Merlin was one of my favorite residents at PBC. His kind and gentle soul stole me. It was such a pleasure getting to know and spend time with him. Truly a gem. Thank you for sharing your dad with us.

Erica Heidinger Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Merlin Hassen,
We wish to send our prayers and condolences to all of you in the loss of your loved one. He will be so missed by all of you and his friends.
Sincerely, Gabe and Milly Apardian

Gabe and Milly Apardian..Toledo, Ohio Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM


MERLY MEARS Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

A great man who lived a long life. May you rest in peace and your family cherish your memories forever.
Michele, Friend of Dave & Michele Hassen

Michele Papay Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

I send my condolences and am sorry to learn of you Dad's passing. May you have great joy in your rememberance of him. God Bless !
An old friend, Rex

Rex Druckenmiller Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the Hassen family, especially to David one of my former students,
Let God's promise soften your sorrow. John and Carla Laver

John W. and Carla Laver Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

Janet and family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Prayers for peace and comfort

MaryAnn Bernath Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

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Thoughts & Prayers for all of you in the passing of Dad & Grandpa Merlin! Love, Vic & Bob and Jami & Will & Family

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