Virgil Waidelich, 84, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 7, at Fairlawn Haven Care Center, Archbold.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1933, in Wauseon, the son of Arthur and Vera (Nofzinger) Waidelich.
On Aug. 21, 1955, he married Marilouise Miller.
Virgil served two years in 1W service as an orderly at a hospital in Fremont. After returning to the Archbold area, he worked as a dairy farmer for 30 years and continued farming for another 14 years after selling the dairy cows.
Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Another one of his hobbies was playing guitar with family and friends.
His family remembers him as having a great sense of humor and a love for telling jokes.
Virgil was a lifelong member of West Clinton Mennonite Church, where he served in numerous positions including elder, youth group sponsor and trustee.
Virgil and Marilouise were blessed with four children, John (Sherri) and Jane (Mark) Bruner, both of Pettisville, Mike (Eileen) of Archbold, and Matt (Beth) of Harrisonburg, Va.; 18 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Virgil is also survived by siblings Marjorie (Charles) Gautsche, Gene (Mary Alice), Donna (Lyle) Friesen, Grace (Ray, deceased) Kinsey.
Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Marilouise, and his brother, Marvin.
Memorial services were held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the West Clinton Mennonite Church with Rev. Jess Engle officiating. Interment preceded at 10 a.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
The family requests memorial donations be given to West Clinton Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.