Lowell Merillat is the June Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1931 to Albert and Flora Merillat. The youngest of 10 children, his only living sibling is Gladys Randall, who also resides at Fairlawn.
Lowell attended the Zone/ Fayette Schools.
On Feb. 20, 1953, he married Barbara Shaffer. They were married 52 years until Barbara’s death in 2005.
Lowell was a farmer in Fayette. He enjoyed raising animals, gardening, “tinkering” on farm equipment, playing cards, and spending time with family.
Along with farming, Lowell worked at the Lugbill Livestock Auction and retired from Sauder Woodworking.
Lowell is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He has four children: Sandi (Brent), Kunkle; Lowell Jr. (Laurie), Defiance; Susie, Archbold; and Sheri (Brooke), Archbold.
He has 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He came to Fairlawn in March 2008.