Melvin was born in Lucas County on September 18, 1932, the son of Clyde D. and Mary V. (Mohr) Jewell. On June 25, 1955, he married Elfrieda Pelton, and she survives. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Melvin loved to work with wood and refinish furniture, then give it away. He also enjoyed hiking in Oak Openings, where he knew every trail.
Surviving besides his wife, Elfrieda, is son, Dennis (Sandra) Jewell of Swanton; daughter, Diana (Tracy) Ziegler of Archbold; grandchildren, Alan, Tiffany, and Nathan Jewell & Donovan, Michael, and Lisa Ziegler; great-grandchildren, Kadence, Melody and Merrick; and step-great-grandchildren, Meara and Kadince. He is also survived by brother, Gary (Susan) Jewell of Monroe, Michigan. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Family and friends will be received for Melvin from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Archbold, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 4:00 P.M., with the Rev. Paul Reichert, officiating. Interment will be in the Swanton Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.deltafh.com. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Services in Delta has been entrusted with arrangements.