February 21, 1917 - December 11, 2013
Harold C. Doellinger, age 96, a lifelong resident of Marysville, died Tuesday, December 11, 2013 at Heartland of Marysville. He retired as Director of European Operations in Betzdorf, Germany from O.M. Scott and Sons after 39 years with the company. During his tenure with Scotts, he also was Director of Government Industry Relations in purchasing and production. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he baptized on March 2, 1917, confirmed on March 29, 1931 by Rev. August Gerken and married on October 12, 1940 by Rev. August Gerken. He served as Elder, Chairman of the Congregation, Sunday School teacher and participated with the Men’s Club. Until his death, he was the eldest living member of St. John’s Church. A 1935 graduate of Marysville High School, he also attended Bliss College and Franklin University. He was a mobile meals volunteer for Memorial Hospital of Union County, transporting meals for 24 years. A former member and past president of Marysville Kiwanis Club, he was also a charter member of the former Marysville Toastmasters Club. He served with the Ohio National Guard during World War II. He was born Feburary 21, 1917 in Marysville to the late J. Martin and Clara Weber Doellinger and was also predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Martha L. Gerken Doellinger; and his sister, Esther Bradley. He is survived by his children, John C. (Gail) Doellinger of Wimauma, FL, Kathy Swithers of Marysville and Douglas (Patti) Doellinger of Marysville; six grandchildren, Jenny (Rev. Jim) Haugen of Strongsville, Becca (Randy) Reed of Vancouver, WA, Dan (Julia) Doellinger of Chester, NY, Sarah (Bob) Cordisco of Monroe, NY, Rev. David (Melissa) Doellinger of Terril, IA, Rev. Paul Doellinger of Cassopolis, MI; 14 great grandchildren, James, Noah, Caleb, Adam, Isabel, Trevor, Hannah, Joshua, Rachel, Micah, Norah Lynn, Christopher, Alexander and Kate; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Jacob Heino will officiate and interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and during a reception at the school cafeteria following the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church “Loving In Actions and In Truth” Program or Organ Fund. Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.
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