Merritt E. Armstrong, age 83, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at his residence in Upper Sandusky.
Merritt was born on July 18, 1938, to Ross and Ruth (Boday) Armstrong who preceded him in death. He was first married to Lillian Burkhart Koehler and she is deceased. He then married Mary Searls and she survives in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
He is also survived by 4 sons: Del (Kate) Armstrong of Sycamore, Troy (Angie) Armstrong of Bucyrus, Ohio, Marc (Donna) Searls of Findlay, Ohio, and Matthew Searls of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 3 daughters: Teresa (Buddy) Seitz of McArthur, Ohio, Hope (Chris) Leightey of Ray, Ohio, and Vickie (Jim) Stansbery of Milton, Florida, along with 17 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Merritt is also survived by his sister Barbara (John) Bigler of Sycamore. Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his dearest friends, Kenneth and Judy Schlatter Jr.
Merritt retired from the former Guardian Industries in Upper Sandusky, and before that he had worked for Swan Rubber in Bucyrus.
He served in the Ohio National Guard from 1956 – 1959, and also served on the Wyandot County Mounted Sheriff Auxiliary.
For hobbies Merritt enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, and going to casinos.
Graveside services for Merritt Armstrong will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Nevada Cemetery with Rev. Lynn Passet officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Upper Sandusky Veterans Honor Guard.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 am Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Community Bible Church, 22022 St. Rt. 68, Arlington, with Rev. Lynn Passet.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Church, Wounded Warriors Project, or Shriners Hospitals for Children and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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Community Bible Church
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Wounded Warrior Project