Edward R. Sampsell, 80, of Sandusky, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Feb. 24, 2013, in the Firelands Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Fremont, and was a 1950 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran.
Ed retired from Owens Illinois Castalia Farms, where he was employed for 25 years. Prior to that he worked as a Sandusky barber. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Sandusky, Senior Men’s Fellowship Club, and Commodore Denig Post 83, American Legion. Ed loved being a true family man; husband, father and grandfather, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanette J. (Adams); two sons, Dean E. (Amy) Sampsell of Sandusky, Derek A. Sampsell of Huron; three grandchildren, Tyler D. Sampsell, Holly E. (Bradley Walker II) Sampsell, and Brooke A. (Mark Letson) Sampsell; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Jayce; one brother, Tom (Patty) Andecover of Fremont; three sisters, Lela (Bill) Foultner of Kailispell, Mont., Peggy Reed of Fremont, and Sharon (Kent) Smith of Fostoria, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Mark (Linda) Adams of Sandusky, Warren (Kathy) Leonard of Port Clinton; one sister-in-law, Dollie Ash of Keene, N.H.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hap and Evelene (Henry) Andecover; and one brother, Bruce O. Sampsell.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Visitation will also be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills St., Sandusky. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church., Rev. Alan R. Swartz will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.