Marion E. Desgrange, 80, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 6, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 8, 1932, in Pleasant Bend, to Chester and Goldie May (Ordway) Desgranges. He married Chadyne F. Goshe Feb. 11, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she preceded him in death Jan. 14, 2008.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorene Hoyda of Tiffin; two brothers, Gerald Desgranges of Iowa and Leroy (Carolyn) Desgranges of Tennessee; one sister, Jacqueline (Bill) Hilt of Florida; three grandchildren, Laura (Justin) Miller and Kevin (Shauna Impresert) Schumm, both of Columbus, and Stephanie Hodya-Healy of Tiffin; and three great-grandchildren, Leslie Marie, Alexis Ann and Luke Joseph Marion Healy.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Debra (George) Schumm; one brother, Gene Desgranges; and three sisters, Wilma Ebersole, Susie Clemons and Bina Mock.
Marion was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from Jan. 30, 1952-Jan. 11, 1955. He worked at National Machinery for 40 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a remote control helicopter enthusiast and customized his own computers. He enjoyed taking many movies of friends and family with his video camera. Marion also enjoyed tinkering on cars and taking care of his home. He enjoyed traveling, which began in the Army and continued throughout his marriage and later years. He loved planting and caring for his annual spring flowers and most of all, Marion loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin, with military honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424. Members of National Machinery Quarter Century Club will meet in body at 7 p.m. and a Christian wake service will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.