Loran D. Eastman, 83, of Marysville, died peacefully Monday morning, March 4, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He retired from the City of Marysville's Water department where he worked as a meter reader, a serviceman and in the treatment facility for over 33 years. He also worked for the Erie Lackawana railroad for 10 years.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he attended the Living Waters Church of God, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed watching railroad videos, always had a good story to tell and loved his Sunday naps after church and a good meal. He was a member of the Young at Heart senior group, the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Association and was a charter member of the Marion Union Station Association.
Born April 29, 1935 in Larue, he was the son of the late Thelma C. Eastman. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allysa Harrison.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Ruth A. (Dana) Eastman, whom he married August 6, 1959 in Greenup, KY. Also surviving are his children, Mark (Debby) Eastman of Marysville, Lorinna (Russ) Hawkins of East Liberty and Lanita (C.J.) Gaul of Marysville; ten grandchildren, Josh (Allison) Eastman, Melanie (Mike) Arnold, Brandie (Jason) Cozad, Stephanie (Chris) McCullough, Brittany (Dave) Watkins, Russell T. Hawkins, Joshua Gaul, Weston (Jilisha) Gaul, Allaura Harrison, and Dominic (Madison) Harrison, 18 great grandchildren and special family member and lifelong friend, Shari Schalip.
Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 8, 2019. Pastor Mike Roerhenbeck will officiate and burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Marion Union Station Association or Living Waters Church of God in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel
Friday, March 8, 2019 11:00am, Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel