Fred Puschel, 87, of 19190 Townline-Kossuth Road in rural St. Marys, OH died 2:30 p.m. Thursday March 7, 2019 at Vancrest of St. Marys.
He was born August 16, 1931 in Deming, NM to William and Anna (Silva) Puschel.
On April 21, 1951 at the St. Marys Nazarene parsonage, he married Deloris Fast, who died January 7, 2009.
Survivors include: son Larry (Leza) Puschel of St. Marys, OH
son Keith (Laura) Puschel of Celina, OH
daughter Linda (Rickie) Hoffman of Celina, OH
daughter Karen (Gordon) Barcomb of Liverpool, TX
16 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren
Preceded in death by: parents William and Anna Puschel; wife Deloris Puschel; granddaughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Puschel; great-grandson Noah Wayne Hoffman; sister Josephine Klinger; sister Grace Garman
He was a graduate of the Buckland, OH High School (Class of 1949).
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.
Mr. Puschel retired a plumber and pipefitter for Union Local # 2075 in Lima, OH. He had also worked at Kogge Plumbing and Heating Co. in St. Marys. In addition, he was a "gentleman farmer" for the Majority of his life.
He was a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene in St. Marys.
An avid sports fan, he especially enjoyed supporting the Cincinnati Reds baseball and Cleveland Browns football teams.
Rites are scheduled to begin at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday March 12, 2019 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 390 Indiana Avenue. in St. Marys, with the Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
Military rites will follow the services, and burial will follow at the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton, OH.
Visitation 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys.