Charles Marchant

Born: Sun., Feb. 4, 1934
Died: Fri., Jan. 17, 2014


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
Location: Schaffer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Location: Schaffer Funeral Home

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Charles Marchant, 79, of Defiance, passed away on  January 17, 2014 at his residence Defiance, OH. 
He was born on February 4, 1934 to Alvin and Elsie (D'Moray) Marchant in Jersey City, NJ. On November 13, 1976 he married Anna Brink in Holgate, Ohio. Charles and Anna lived in Defiance, Ohio.

Charles worked for Spangler Candy Company and then at Campbells Soup for 25 years, until he retired in 1996. 

Charles is survived by his loving spouse of 38 years, Anna of Defiance, OH, daughters, Charlene (Gordon) Miller of Bastrop, TX, Debbie Marchant of St. Louis, MO, Colette (Blake) Ogden of Kingsville, TX, Shelly (Ken) Hodges of Defiance, OH, Leona Marchant of Defiance, OH, Lisa (Phil) Klenk of Winthrop, MN, Sharon Ward of Defiance, OH, Barb (Scott) Slagter of Casanovia, MI, Jan (Joe) Ramey of Sherwood, OH, son, David (Karisa) Marchant of Defiance, OH, 23 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren, and many other that adopted him as a second dad over the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Carl Ray Priddy II, and a great-grandson Matthew Netcher Priddy.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 pm on Monday, January 20, 2014 & from 10:00 -11:00 am on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral  Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. David Brobston, officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Stephen Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the Family. Online condolences can be given at

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Wounded Warriors Project
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Amanda Kunnen
   Posted Sun January 19, 2014
May you rest in peace as you will always be in our hearts. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to all of the family and friends who will miss you as much as I will. I love you grandpa.

Bill Duerk
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
May God Bless Charles , He will be missed and was a great person to say he was my friend.

Bill Duerk

Richard Jensen
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
May GOD Bless Him and You for he is missed greatly and will always be in my heart.

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