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Joseph John Meringleo


Joseph John Meringleo, 92, of Lima, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake, Lakeview.

He was born in Cleveland on April 16, 1920.

On Nov. 4, 1944, he married the former Louise M. Page and she preceded him in death Feb. 6, 2010. He also was preceded in death by a stepfather, Ralph Crosina and his mother, Anna Bartaldo Crosina.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Moore of Huntsville and Diane (Ben) Dirksen of Lima; four grandchildren, Jimmy Moore, David Moore, Jessica Dirksen and Shawn Dirksen; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Haunstien of Ada and Rose Lautzenheiser of Marshall, Mich.; and a brother, John Crosina of Elida.

A 1937 graduate of Harrod High School, Joseph was in the Civilian Conservation Corps until the start of World War II, when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps., serving as a technical sergeant from 1940 to 1945.

He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and worked at C&G Distributing for 54 years retiring at the age of 90.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a Parish Wake at 8 p.m. Father David M. Ross officiates a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Johns Catholic Church, Lima. Interment is in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.

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