Merlyn A. Schlosser, 80, of Stoutsville, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by loved ones on the 24th of December at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born February 2, 1936 to Arthur and Katherine (Redmond) Schlosser in Cross Village, Michigan. He was a 1954 graduate of Harbor Springs High School in Michigan. After graduation he joined the Air Force. He worked his way through the ranks to become a well decorated Master Sergeant. He proudly served his country during Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service. Early in his Air Force career he met and soon married the love of his life, Beverly Brown. Together they raised 5 children and traveled the world staying in Maryland, Japan, Okinawa and Michigan, finally settling down the family in Ohio, where he spent 16 years working and retiring from Kenworth Truck Company. Merlyn loved spending his time with family and friends and he enjoyed hunting, playing cards with good friends at the Tarlton Town Tavern, going to the casinos, and was an avid Michigan football fan. He was a member of AMVETS, Moose, American Legion and Eagles.
He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Colleen and Chris Plaut; sons, Mark Schlosser, Art Schlosser, Jeff Schlosser, and Gary âMikeâ Schlosser. Grandchildren, Staci Hall (Allen Shaffer), Heidi, Holly, Cody, Kylea, and Kelsey Schlosser; great grandchildren, Loretta and Trinity Crist, A.J., Brittany and Amy Shaffer, and Anthony Merritt; sister, Florabelle Kruzel of Cross Village Michigan; brother in laws Bob (Lyndol) Brown of South Perry, Sonny (Sue) Brown of Circleville, Richard Brown of Stoutsville; sister in law, Barb Brown of Circleville; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends; and his beloved dog, Snitzel.
In addition to his parents, Merlyn was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend Beverly A. Schlosser; sisters, Lucille Kruzel, Opel Kerridge, Gene Carey, Ireta Macinnis; brothers, Joe Schlosser, Milford Schlosser; brother in law, Gary Brown and others.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 5-8 P.M. at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with cremation to follow. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank Clearcreek Twp. EMS, Tarlton EMS, Berger Hospital and Riverside Hospital for the care given to Merlyn. He was loved by many people and will be greatly missed.