Meck, Howard

Written by David Green.

Howard A. Meck, 93, of Archbold, Ohio, died June 25, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 21, 1919, to Clarence and Mable (Resh) Meck of Freeport, Ill.

He married Helen Roth on Aug. 20, 1950, and she survives.

He was a faithful member of Central Mennonite Church of Archbold. Howard served in Civilian Public Service from 1942 to 1946. He served on a variety of committees at Central and participated in many local mission opportunities. Throughout his adult years, Howard was self-employed as a bulldozer operator. He enjoyed family activities including reunions, lake time and table games.

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by five children, Don (and Jane) Meck, Mary Lou (and Glen) Heck, Marvin (and Darlene) Rohrer-Meck, Mabel (and John) McFarland and Linda (and Kevin) Yoder; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Martha Sieber of Champaign, Ill., Arlene Schaefer of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ethel Schmucker of Archbold.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorthy Sue, and one brother, Dr. Mervin Meck.

A Celebration of Life service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Central Mennonite Church, with a meal following. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

The family suggests memorials to Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service or Gideons International.

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