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Mahlon J. Byler

January 7, 1927 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 91)

Mahlon J. Byler, 91, of Middlefield, OH, went home to be with his Savior Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, 2018. He was born in Middlefield Twp on January 7th, 1927 to the late John Henry and Sarah (Farmwald) Byler. Mahlon married Florence Hostetler on November 17th, 1949. He was a lifelong resident of Middlefield and a member of Zion Christian Fellowship.

He worked as an extrusion engineer and was the very first employee hired at Mercury Plastics in Middlefield. Mahlon loved fishing, especially ice fishing, and enjoyed going a few times each week. He also liked to visit flea markets in the area and being an active member of his Church.

Mahlon will be deeply missed by: his loving wife of 68 years, Florence; children, Rebecca (William) Mullet of Ohio, Ruth (Randy) Coblentz of Florida, David (Kathy) Byler of Kansas, Daniel (Jody) Byler of Florida, Kenneth (Karen) Byler of Iowa, Sara (Tim) Hershberger of Ohio, Rosanna (Kerry) Martin of Ohio, Kevin Byler of Massachusetts, James (Andrea) Byler of Ohio, Jason Byler of Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Henry (Clara) Byler, Andy (Barbara) Byler, Samuel (Cora) Byler; sister, Marie (Byler) Miller; sisters-in-law, Esther Byler, Ruth Byler; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by: his parents; grandchildren, Clay and Callie Hershberger; brothers, Ervin Byler, Freeman (and wife Phyllis) Byler, David Byler; brother-in-law, John Dan Miller; and sister Barbara (and husband Andy) Farmwald.

Friends and family will be received from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Tuesday. February 6th, 2018 at the Zion Christian Fellowship Church, 15474 Georgia Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018, AT HORIZONS CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY CHURCH, 14920 WHITE RD., MIDDLEFIELD, OH with Laban Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Christian Fellowship Cemetery.

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