Merlin R. Nash

Merlin R. Nash, 79, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Markle, IN, died Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Nash  graduated from Lancaster High School and was a member of the Indiana National Guard from 1960 to 1969. He worked as a mechanic most of his life, working for the Ford garage in Ossian, Sears Automotive in Fort Wayne and Blessing Motors in Bluffton, and later worked for Northern Wells Schools as a custodian, retiring in 2008.

He held memberships in Wheels of Yesteryear, the Oliver Gang and International Cockshutt Club.

He was born July 27, 1940, in Fort Wayne to Harry W. and Marguerite F. Smith Nash. He married Anna L. (Niswonger) in Waynedale, on Feb. 27, 1965, and she survives.

Additional survivors are two sons, Scott (Kim) Nash, of Markle, and Stephen (Marcy) Nash, of New Haven; a brother, Dale (Donna) Nash, of Craigville; seven grandchildren, Alexa (Camron) Mayer, Zane Nash, Chase (Leah) Nash, Conner Nash, Cayden Nash, Caitlyn Nash and Jaxon Nash; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, 3220E-Ind. 124, in Bluffton. Rev. Travis Tackett will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Prairie View Cemetery, Tocsin.

Memorials are to Prairie View Cemetery Tree Preservation Fund or Church of the Nazarene, Ossian.