Charles Marchant


Charles Marchant, 79, of Defiance, passed away on January 17, 2014, at his residence.

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 Campbell's Soup for 25 years until he retired in 1996.

Charles is survived by his loving spouse of 38 years, Anna of Defiance; Ohio, daughters, Charlene (Gordon) Miller of Bastrop, Texas, Debbie Marchant of St. Louis, Mo., Colette (Blake) Ogden of Kingsville, Texas, Shelly (Ken) Hodges of Defiance, Ohio, Leona Marchant of Defiance, Ohio, Lisa (Phil) Klenk of Winthrop, Minn., Sharon Ward of Defiance, Ohio, Barb (Scott) Slagter of Casanovia, Mich., and Jan (Joe) Ramey of Sherwood, Ohio; a son, David (Karisa) Marchant of Defiance, Ohio; 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and many others 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 2-8 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014, and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. 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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