Melvin Eugene Schlegel

| September 9, 2021

Melvin Eugene Schlegel, age 85, of Coshocton, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was born December 1, 1935 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Henry and Meyhulda (Geiser) Schlegel.

Melvin worked for Nationwide Insurance for several years. He then worked for Peabody Coal as a Coal Miner for many years before retiring. Then after retirement, Melvin worked part time at South Lawn Elementary as a custodian.

On May 4, 1957 he married the love of his life, Virginia (Walter) Schlegel who preceded him in death on October 21, 2010. Melvin was a member of Burt Ave. Wesleyan Church. He loved to golf and bowl and taught junior blowing for many years; enjoyed woodworking and making furniture and was a “Jack of all Trades”. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed watching all his grandchildren during their sporting events.

He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Carroll of Coshocton; five grandchildren, Kacey (Brandon) Sturtz, Kyle (Tuong Doan) Carroll, Patrick (Ann) Carroll, Ashley House and Samantha (Lane Hale) Schlegel; nine great-grandchildren, Trevius Wegener, Talia House, Tucker House, Shane Hale, Pressly Sturtz, Gabriella Sturtz, Xavier Sturtz, Ella Carroll and Addison Carroll; sister, Erna Duckworth of Nebraska and brother, William (Lavada) Schlegel of Missouri.

Along with his parents and wife of 53 years, Melvin is preceded in death by his son, Melvin Scott Schlegel who passed away in 2013; his siblings, Richard, Alvin, Clarence, and Albert Schlegel, Frieda Wendel, Vanita Randal, Marie Nagel and Mildred Brugger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am at Burt Ave. Wesleyan Church with Pastor Rod Uhlig officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home is serving the family.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Melvin’s name to Burt Ave. Wesleyan Church or to Community Hospice.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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