Vernon B. "Vernie" Mescher, 75, Fort Recovery, Ohio and formerly of Osgood, Ohio, died April 26, 2015 at his residence.
He was born December 21, 1939, in Maria Stein, OH, to the late Otto Mescher and the late Rosa (Buening) Mescher. In 1969 he married Sherry (Alexander) Mescher who died in 2003. On August 24, 2006, he married Mary Lou "Louie" (Reichert) Mescher, who survives.
Also surviving are two step daughters, Dawn (Fred) Zink of Port Clinton, OH and Jill (Aaron) Vaughn of Fort Recovery, OH; eight step grandchildren, Taylor, Gunar, Perry, Marshall, Cole, Addy, Nora and Marlie; four sisters, Elsie Balster of Maria Stein, OH, Sr. Verlina Mescher C.PP.S of Dayton, OH, Sally Mills of Versailles, OH and Martha Mescher of Hawaii; four brothers, Dennis (Vi) Mescher of Maria Stein, OH, Jim (Mary Kathryn) Mescher of Fort Loramie, OH, Nick (Sally) Mescher of Urbana, OH and Dave (Lucy) Mescher of Maria Stein, OH; two sisters-in-law, Sally Mescher of Versailles, OH and Mickey Mescher of Tipp City, OH; and in-laws, Dave (Mary) Reichert of Bradenton, FL, Margaret Martin of Fort Recovery, OH, Carol (Gene) Hartnagel of Fort Recovery, OH, Joan (Ed) Leightner of Union City, OH, Virginia (Jack) Meinerding of Union City, OH, Tom (Kathy) Reichert of Fort Recovery, OH, Teresa (Jerry) Vest of Otisco, IN, Fred (Diane) Reichert of Fort Recovery, OH, Gary (Bev) Reichert of Upland, IN, Steve (Ruth) Reichert of Fort Recovery, OH, Ann (Jim) Stammen of Fort Recovery, OH, Kim (Dave) Rammel of Fort Recovery, OH and Regina (Dennis) Copley of Louisville, KY.
Also deceased is a step son-in-law, Tom Hull, three brothers, Ralph, Stan and Gilbert Mescher, a sister, Lucille Nielsen and three brothers-in-law, Werner Balster, Bud Nielsen and Gene Mills.
He was a 1959 graduate of Marion Local High School, Maria Stein, Ohio.
He was employed as a truck driver for Weaver Brothers and Midmark, both of Versailles, Ohio, the former Alexander Brothers, Osgood, Ohio and Paul Hartings Trucking, Maria Stein, Ohio.
He was a member of the Goat Farmers, Yorkshire, Ohio, Moose Lodge, Celina, Ohio and was a social member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fort Recovery, Ohio and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, Ohio. He was an avid area sports fan, a Nascar fan, and enjoyed attending the Cincinnati Reds baseball games with his brothers.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, April 30, 2015 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, Ohio, Fr. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martins Cemetery, Osgood, Ohio.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am-9:30 am Thursday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions may be directed to the Center for Neurological Development, Burkettsville, Ohio or State of the Heart Hospice.