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Melvin F. Casler
September 22, 1931 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Melvin F. Casler, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at The Courtyard East in Tiffin.
Melvin was born on September 22, 1931 in Big Stone City, South Dakota, to the late Howard Jay and Mary (VanErem) Casler. He is survived by his children, Dawn Casler Reamer, Jay Casler and Carah Casler. He is also survived by many students and faculty from Heidelberg College and a special friend, Pam Faber.
Melvin had an exemplary career as an academic and was a professor to many in the Tiffin community and around the world. Mel was Professor Emeritus in the Math Department at Heidelberg University and maintained close ties with faculty and students over the years. He always said his greatest accomplishment was being part of a student’s educational experience and watching students grow and become pillars of the community. He was a great man with a generous heart and spirit. His love for students and the Heidelberg community continued long after his retirement and his impact will be missed.
Melvin worked as a professor, an advisor of Kappa Psi Omega Sorority and he was an Excelsior Men’s Society Honorary Advisor at Heidelberg University. Melvin enjoyed sharing stories and his experiences with teaching while in China. Mel was an advanced SUDOKU enthusiast. He loved watching wrestling and sharing tales of growing up in his home town of Big Stone City, South Dakota. Melvin was passionate about Santa Claus paper cut outs that were specially ordered from China and framed. He distributed several hundred Santas every year to kids, just to watch their faces light up with joy. Melvin was a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Korean conflict.
In accordance with Melvin’s wishes there will be no funeral services held at this time. The Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to General Student Scholarship Support at Heidelberg University 310 East Market Street, Tiffin, OH 44883.