Marlyn Dennis Detzel, 87, of Gibsonburg Ohio passed away on December 29, 2021. He was born in Manly, Iowa on September 27, 1934 to German immigrant parents, William and Katherine (Schrow) Detzel. He was the youngest of 12 children. On July 24, 1954 he married Agnes Irene Kramer at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Fremont, Ohio and she survives. In Marlyn’s early years he worked at Matthew’s Boat Company in Port Clinton, Ohio. He went on to work as a machinist and supervisor at Atlas Industries in Gibsonburg, Ohio. He retired in 1996.
Marlyn’s talents were singing, (he recorded a song on a 45-vinyl record) and playing the harmonica. He loved bluegrass music and was an amazing yodeler.
Marlyn’s hobbies were hunting and fishing. His greatest love was spending time with his family and friends.
Marlyn never knew a stranger. He had a kind heart, an exceptional sense of humor, and was known for his quirky sayings (holy-chick-a-mole). He was a devout Catholic, and a man of faith. He was beloved by all and will be sadly missed.
Marlyn is survived by his wife of 67 years Agnes; children Teresa (Charles) Lahman of Gibsonburg, Christine (Randall) Kern of Kansas, OH, Donna (Hal) Christy of Fremont, and Carl Detzel of Toledo; grandchildren Matthew Lahman, Angela Collins, Clay Collins Jr, Aaron Lahman (Debra Hostottle), Ashley Lahman (Brian Henderson), Stacy Kern (Mark Kramb), Nicole Kern, Randall Kern II, Joanna Elkins, Jennifer (Michal) Ault, and Andrew (Kelly) Williamson; twenty seven great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
Marlyn is proceeded in death by his parents and eleven siblings, Catherine Ulrich, Minnie Arp, William Detzel, Jack Detzel, DeLoris Winters, Mary Criscione, Joseph Detzel, George Detzel, John Detzel, Geraldine Grau, and Larry Detzel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 7, 2022 at 11:00am at Saint Michael Catholic Church, 317 E. Madison St. Gibsonburg, Ohio. A luncheon will be served directly following the service at St. Michael Catholic Church Hall.
Memorials may be made to Saint Michael Catholic Church in Marlyn’s memory.Print Obituary & Condolences