Charles Diller Moeller, of Spencerville, distinguished entrepreneur and beloved father and grandfather, passed into eternity on Jan. 8, 2013, at St Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima. He was 85 years old.
Born on a humble farm outside Columbus Grove on March 28, 1927, Charles was the son of Frances and Roy Moeller, who preceded him in death.
He married Phyllis Snavely, now deceased, in 1949. He later married Frances Jarvis in 1960 and later divorced.
Charles is survived by his five children, Teresa L. Moeller, of Lima, MarciaL. (John) Elliott of Lima, Charlene A. (Bruce â€śShortyâ€ť) McCullough of Spencerville, Charles L. Moeller of Lima, and Candace S. Moeller, of Lima; step-daughter Cheryl Steinwedel of Lima; step-son Jeffrey (Lori) Jarvis; nine grandchildren, Christi McGuire, Corrie Doty, Kasey Doty, Justin Elliott, Holly Elliott, Jordan Elliott, Broderick McCullough, Chandler McCullough, and Sydney Moeller; five great-grand-children, five step-grandchildren Jennifer Burt, Jessica Spiers, Lillian Jarvis, Jaclyn Jarvis, and Mark Steinwedel; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Alice Neuman Roof; one 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. in Spencerville, specializing in zinc die casting and plating. He later expanded with Edgerton Metal Products in Edgerton, and Ken-Dec in 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, Nev.
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 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima. There will be viewing one hour prior to the service.
At 10 a.m. Saturday Charles will be carried in a horse drawn hearst leaving Bayliffâ€™s Funeral Home and proceeding left on Elizabeth Street past Ohio Decorative Products and then making the loop through downtown Spencerville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to â€śCharles D. Moellerâ€ť fund:
Customer and Suppliers:
Huntington National Bank, c/o Charles D. Moeller Memorial Fund, 1 02 N. Broadway, Spencerville, 45887
Friends and Family:
Fifth Third Bank, c/o Charles D. Moeller Memorial Fund, 225 Northwest St., Lima, 45801.