Mervin B. Schulze age 80 of Versailles passed away at 9:15 P.M. on Monday, November 9, 2009 at his residence. Mervin was born April 22, 1929 in Celina, Ohio, to the late Joseph & Clara (Bergman) Schulze.
Mervin retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he was a project supervisor with 34 years of service. Mervin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mervin was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Versailles Knights of Columbus; Versailles American Legion and the Versailles Eagles. Mervin played for the Osgood Crackers in the Western Ohio Baseball League. Mervin enjoyed bowling, playing cards and camping.
In addition to his parents; Mervin is also preceded in death by his step mother, Mary Huber Schulze and an infant sister.
Mervin is survived by his wife, Eileen (Drees) Schulze, whom he married April 30, 1953. he is also survived by sons & daughters-in-law, Jerry & Judy Schulze of Celina, Thomas Schulze of Versailles, Randy & Kathy Schulze of Fremont and Jon & Shelly Schulze of Versailles; a daughter & son-in-law, Kay & Tom Francis of Versailles; grandchildren, Jennifer & Dan Jacobs, Joe Schulze, Billy & Stephanie Dirksen, Teresa Schulze, Kyle & Jenny Francis, Caden Schulze and Logan Schulze; and great grandchildren, Samantha, Savannah and Alexis Jacobs and Carter Francis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military Graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Versailles Food Pantry Council of Churches.