Carl Eugene Trittschuh, age 85, Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2016 at 9:40 P.M. He was surrounded by his family at Village Green Health Campus.
Carl was born November 1, 1930 in a large country home in Yorkshire, Ohio. Son of Willie and Arietta Mae (Nottingham) Trittschuh.
Carl attended a one room school west of Yorkshire, Ohio. He then graduated from Versailles High School in 1948. He worked at Coldwater New Idea for 5 years. He worked for Dairy Maid as a bottled milk delivery man in Greenville, Ansonia, Versailles and Russia for 25 years, after retiring from Dairy Maid; he worked for Dawn Grain & Supply as a semi-truck driver for 5 years and Greenville City Schools as a bus mechanic for 10 years of service. Carl’s strong work ethic, mechanical talent, and gift for perfection made him a wonderful role model for his family.
As a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carl served as an elder. He was a true servant on many committees, as well as the custodian for a number of years. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 1139 for 30 years. Carl enjoyed woodworking, auto mechanics, homemade ice cream, and candy-making. Both Carl and Phyllis loved camping, especially at the Darke County Fair where they first met in 1946. His greatest love was his wife, children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie; mother, Arietta Trittschuh; sisters: Delores Mae Karns Blake, Patty Cox and Helen Kay Dancer.
Carl is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis (Young) Trittschuh to whom he was married June 10, 1950. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2015. Carl’s children: Son, Tom (Stephanie) Trittschuh of Mansfield, Ohio, Daughters Vickie (Mike) Westfall of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lisa (Rob) Wehrley of Medina. Carl’s siblings: Treva Heft of Troy, Ohio; Paul (Marie) Trittschuh of Vandalia, Ohio; Lester (Sharon) Trittschuh of West Milton, Ohio; Sue (Dave) Engle of Piqua, Ohio; Ruby Peeples of Piqua, Ohio; Peggy (Tom) Hill of Versailles, Ohio. Other family members include: brother-in-law, Jack (Sherry) Young of Covington, Ohio, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: Matt (Hayley) Trittschuh, Kyle Trittschuh, Janna (Tyler) Sanders, Nick (Kelly) Westfall and Ben Westfall, Jansen (Colleen) Wehrley and Justin (Lacey, fiancée) Wehrley, and step-granddaughter, Tiffany (Brian) Bickers. Great grandchildren include: Cailyn, Austin and Carter Westfall; Jace Wehrley; Mason, Braxton, and Weston Trittschuh; Brayden and Brenna Bickers.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio on May 19th, at 11:00 A.M. with Dr. Rev. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 18th from 5-8 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to State Of The Heart Hospice of Darke County or First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Ohio.
Carl’s family would like to thank State Of the Heart Hospice and Village Green Health Campus for their compassion and loving care Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com