Fred Markley

Joseph F. “Fred” Markley, age 87, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.

Fred was born on February 23, 1934 in Nevada, Ohio, to Raymond and Lucille (Walter) Markley.   He married Wanda Horn on July 3, 1954, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, and she passed away on July 1, 2021. They were married for 67 years.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Carla Peelman of Fostoria, and Linda (Charles) Messmer of Louisa, Kentucky.  3 grandchildren, Max (Shannon) Peelman of Streetsboro, Ohio, Sara Moore of Fostoria, and Joshua (Lindsey) Snider of Paintsville, Kentucky. Along with 10 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, and 2 sisters, Vergene (James) Stuckman and Ellen Johnson of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 4 brothers, Dale, Alvin, James, and Verl Markley.

Fred was a 1952 graduate of Nevada High School and went on to work at the Timken Company in Bucyrus for 38 years.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky.

Fred enjoyed tinkering in his garage, collecting and working on antique radios, and was a ham radio operator, and was gifted at cracking safe lock combinations.  He had a “sweet tooth”, so he loved his candy, and had a love for music, and played many different string instruments.

He will be remembered for his heart for others in need, always willing to help, and also his pleasant smile and conversation.

A memorial service for Fred Markley will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Trinity Evangelical U.M.C. with Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating.  Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery

Visitations will be held at the church on Saturday, 1 hour before service time.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical UMC or the Open Door Food Pantry and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio  43351.

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