Marvin R. Schlea, 86, of Fremont, Ohio passed away unexpectedly while visiting Mesquite, Nevada on December 14, 2016. He was born on December 6, 1930 in Gibsonburg, Ohio to the late Edwin C. and Viola M. (VanNess) Schlea. He was a 1948 graduate of Gibsonburg High School and a 1950 graduate of Tiffin University. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Marv married Carolyn Miller on July 3, 1981 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2010. Marv worked at Toledo Edison for many years, retiring as a Senior Estimator in the Engineering Department in 1990.
Marv was a longtime member of the Fremont Eagles #712 and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. He was a harness racing enthusiast, annually attending the Little Brown Jug as well as many county fairs. Marv also greatly enjoyed traveling, especially driving each year to Mesquite, Nevada.
Marv is survived by his children, Michael Schlea, Clyde, Ohio, Julie (Dan) Berkheimer, Avon, Ohio and Mary Jo (Eric) Diekman, Medina, Ohio; step-children, Tami (Fred) Furlong and Michelle Miller, Delaware, Ohio, Denisa Cellar, Worthington, Ohio and Michael Miller, Columbus, Ohio; brother, Donald Schlea, Gibsonburg, Ohio; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Marv is preceded in death by his siblings, Thelma Taulker and Robert Schlea.
It was Marv’s wish to donate his body to science. Services will not be held at this time. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
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Julie, Sympathy to you and your Family.
Ms. Jackie Baker
Was so sorry to hear the passing of Marv. He was always pleasant to talk to and very much a gentleman. Know he will be missed by his children.
From Jack and Sue Wetzel-!! to the family-We shared many good times with Marv and Carol! We have lost two very great friends!
I’m so sorry for for loss! Jeanne Cellar always looked forward to seeing Marv at family get-togethers. He sounded like a wonderful, loving guy. Thoughts and prays are with the whole family.
Mary Jo and Eric,
We are so sorry to hear about your dad.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pat and Jim Eckelberry
Teresa (Meyer) Schaeffer
Many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. May God’s peace be with you.
Teresa (Meyer) Schaeffer
Sorry to read about Marv. Thoughts & prayers to the family.
I have many good memories when we were neighbors on N. Penn.
Tom Moore and Tom Moore Jr.
Our prayers with Marv’s family. We enjoyed talking to Marv each year at the harness races and racing his horse Honor Ray, years ago.
Jim and Linda Moranville
I was shocked and devastated when I recently returned to Mesquite, Nevada and found that my great friend had passed away. We had known each other for only two years, but became close friends quickly as he did with so many here in Mesquite. When apart we texted each other often about the Indians vs Royals games (I still owe him 5 beers!), and Nebraska Huskers and Ohio State Buckeye games. We met at the blackjack table, which he loved to play. I knew something was unusual when he didn’t return my text on Dec 15. He was a very kind soul and talked of his family often. Our Condolences to his family and friends. We lost a great one! – Jim and Linda Moranville