March 28, 1927
Jan. 8, 2013
Charles Diller Moeller of Spencerville, Ohio, distinguished entrepreneur and beloved father and grandfather, passed into eternity on January 8, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was 85 years old.
Born on a humble farm outside Columbus Grove, Ohio, on March 28, 1927, Charles was the son of Roy and Frances Moeller who preceded him in death. He married Phyllis Snavely, now deceased, in 1949. He later married Francis Jarvis in 1960 and later divorced.
Charles is survived by his five children, Theresa L. Moeller, of Lima, Marcia L. (John) Elliot, of Lima, Charlene A. (Bruce “Shorty”) McCullough, of Spencerville, Charles L. Moeller, of Lima, Candace S. Moeller, of Lima; a step-daughter, Cheryl Steinwedel, of Lima, a stepson, Jeffrey (Lori) Jarvis; grandchildren Christi McGuire, Corrie Doty, Kasey Doty, Justin Elliot, Holly Elliot, Jordan Elliot, Broderick McCullough, Chandler McCullough, Sydney Moeller; five great grandchildren; stepgrandchildren Jennifer Burt, Jessica Spiers, Jillian Jarvis, Jaclyn Jarvis, Mark Steinwedel; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Neuman Roof; a brother, Richard Roy Moeller; and a grandson, Craig Martin Doty.
Charles served in the U.S. Navy for two years. At the age of 23, he founded Ohio Decorative Products, Inc., Spencerville, specializing in zinc die casting and plating. He later expanded with Edgerton Metal Products in Edgerton, Ohio, and Ken-Dec, Horse Cave, Ky. In 1971, he started in the polyurethane industry with Flexible Foam Products, Inc., supplying flooring, furniture and bedding industries. In 2012 he celebrated 62 years of success in maintaining the family business. Flexible Foam Products, Inc. operates nationally with 13 locations and is currently expanding in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Charles also endeavored in farming operations, including dairy, livestock and grain farming. Current farms are in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
He enjoyed being actively involved and was civic minded in the many communities, including his hometown of Spencerville. Charles was a proud member and supporter of the Republican Party and attended many presidential dinners.
Charles led an inspirational life defined by family and faith. He was a member of the Shawnee Alliance Church.
There will be visitation today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Rd., Lima, where there will be viewing one hour prior to the service.
Saturday morning, at approximately 10 a.m., Charles will be carried in a horse drawn hearse leaving Bayliff Funeral Home and proceeding left on Elizabeth Street past Ohio Decorative Products and then make the loop through downtown Spencerville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: (Customer and Suppliers) Huntington National Bank, C/O Charles D. Moeller Memorial Fund, 102 N. Broadway, Spencerville, Ohio 45887 or (Friends and Family) Fifth Third Bank, C/O Charles D. Moeller Memorial Fund, 225 Northwest St., Lima, Ohio 45801.
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