Marlan Eugene Waldman

1934 - 2019

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Marlan E. Waldman, 84, of rural Findlay passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, and son-in-law on Saturday May 25, 2019. He was born near Benton Ridge, Ohio on August 28, 1934 to the late John and Kate (Steinman) Waldman. On November 14, 1953 he married Geraldine "Gerry" Walters and she survives. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. Also surviving is a daughter, Kathy (David) Spangler of rural Findlay; son, Daniel (Carolyn) Waldman of Findlay; and four grandchildren: Geoffrey (Julie) Shilling, Joel (Alexis) Spangler, Britany Waldman, and Colin Waldman. Marlan is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Caleb, Opal, and Kennedy. Preceding Marlan in death was a son, John C. Waldman; and a brother, Max Waldman. Marlan was a 1953 graduate of Findlay High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. (8th) Army for 18 months in Korea during the Korean War. Marlan retired from Dow Chemical after nearly 28 years of service. He enjoyed working with wood and was known for refinishing pianos. He also enjoyed horses, dogs, and cats but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marlan served his church life in many capacities throughout the years and was presently a member of the Gateway Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Josh Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Keller Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Marlan to the Wyandot County Humane Society or Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, May 30th 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, May 31st 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Keller Cemetery (Hancock County) [Map]
    SR 698
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

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To : Gerry
Date :Tuesday, May 28th 2019
From : Mitzi Courtney Carnicom
Gerry, So sorry to hear about the passing of Marlan. My sincere condolences to you and family.
God Bless.

To : Gerry
Date :Tuesday, May 28th 2019
From : Jill Bland
Gerry, I'm so sad to hear about Marlan but also rejoicing knowing he is no longer suffering. He and Joe are just up there Praising and worshiping the Lord with other loved ones that have gone on before. Joe passed a week ago today. Praying for peace and comfort for you and the family.

To : Gerry
Date :Thursday, May 30th 2019
From : Mark and Cindy Pagano
Dear Gerry, One of the gentle giants has gone home to be with Jesus. Marian was a wonderful example to so many of us. He didn't talk much around us, but when he did, we all listened! God bless you and your family. Grieve well!