Marilyn J. Radel, 70 of Findlay passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. She was born on December 24, 1947 in Circleville to Frank and Jane (Seibert) Dill. Marilyn married the love of her life, Sam Radel and they spent 48 wonderful years together. Sam survives along with their three daughters: Tracey (Steven Funk) Kardotzke of Clyde, Ohio, Jody Vermilya and Samantha Radel both of Findlay. She is also survived by her mother, Jane Dill of Washington Court House, six grandchildren: Jane, Mia, Kade and Bo Kardotzke and Grant and Mattie Vermilya and two sisters: Donna (Robert) Watford of Denver, Colorado and Carolyn (John) Barnes of Belpre, Ohio, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Dill. Marilyn received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and her Masters from the University of Toledo. She devoted her life to the education and development of children, for many years owning day cares in Gibsonburg and Woodville and as the head teacher at the University of Toledo’s, Ada Stephen’s Early Childhood Center. She finished her career as Miss Marilyn, a children’s Librarian at Birchard Public Library in Fremont. She was currently a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Findlay and was a former member of Faith United Methodist Church in Gibsonburg. Marilyn enjoyed decorating, reading, shopping, Hallmark movies and “Days of Our Lives.” Above all else, she loved sitting in the front row for every sporting, music or drama event her grandchildren were in. She was their biggest fan. She simply loved and adored her family, treasuring every moment they spent together. Her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior, allowed her to live life in full color. So as we celebrate her life, please dress in color. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 2 – 8 p.m. at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church where friends may visit for one hour (10 – 11 a.m.) prior to the service. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Birchard Public Library in Fremont, Bridge Home Health and Hospice or St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Condolences can be made via www.coldrencrates.com.

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