Eldon E. Powell, 91, of Tiffin, OH and formerly of Green Springs, OH passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 with his wife at his side, at Elmwood at The Shawhan in Tiffin. He was born on January 24, 1926 in Republic, OH to Burton Howard and Irma (Miller) Powell. He was a 1943 graduate of Republic High School.
Eldon served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific and was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 1 Star; Philippine Liberation Medal and WWII Victory Medal. He married Kathryn Craig on April 4, 1948 and she survives. Eldon farmed until 1970. He worked at North Central Electric in Attica, OH until he retired.
Eldon was a member of Green Springs United Methodist Church; the VFW and American Legion in Green Springs. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry.
Eldon is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Kathryn Powell, Tiffin, OH; children, Susan (Steve) Ryman, Tiffin, OH, Diane (Jeff) Edwards, Kalamazoo, MI, Gary (Val) Powell, Wasilla, AK and Donald (Kathleen) Powell, Anchorage, AK; sister, Helen Schubert, Republic, OH; grandchildren, Sean Ryman, Stephanie Lombardo, Jonathan, Andrew and Neal Edwards, Alyssa, Scott and Maegan Powell; great grandchildren, Gianna Lombardo, Eve Ryman, Vera, Adele, Levi and Wesley Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jean Shambaugh, Leonard Powell, Dorothy Beals and Caroline Norcross.
Visitation: Thursday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St, Green Springs, OH.
Service: Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:00 am at Green Springs United Methodist Church, 117 N. Broadway St, Green Springs, OH, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at church. Pastor Jonathan Edwards will officiate.
Burial: Green Springs Cemetery
Memorials: Green Springs United Methodist Church