Marion Leroy Allgire, age 69, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in his home following an extended illness.
Prior to his retirement he had worked for LaChoy Foods in Archbold, Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon, the former Dinner Bell Foods in Archbold for 30 years, and Sauder Woodworking for 15 years.
Along with his wife, Pat, he owned and operated the Townhouse in Archbold from 1983-1998.
Mr. Allgire was born in Defi ance on July 2, 1940, the son of the late Emerson and the late LaMoille (Cox) Allgire. On Dec. 10, 1982, he married Pat (Friley) (McCord), and she survives.
Mr. Allgire was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Defiance, where he served as a trustee and was a member of the property committee. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Montpelier, he was a former member of the Williams County Sheriffs Posse, and a volunteer for Lifeline at the Defiance County Regional Medical Center.
Surviving besides his wife, Pat, are two daughters, Julie (Bill) Myers of Bryan, Stephanie (Ron) Cibart of Redding, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Lee (Ed) Schnitkey of Ridgeville Corners, Dee Franks of Toledo and Penny (Mike) Roth of Sylvania. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; brother, Ron (Connie) Allgire of Defiance; sister, Linda Wagner of Defi- ance; and former wife, Gerry (Puckett) Jackman.
Preceding him in death was son Andrew Allgire.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church in Defiance with Pastor David Tilly officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Defiance Trustees’ Summer Project, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of NW Ohio, or the Williams County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www. GrisierFH.com.
The Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.