Melvin D. Osborn, 73, of Milan, died Saturday at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.
He was born March 18, 1934 in North Fairfield and was an Army veteran, serving from 1952 to 54, receiving the Korean Service Ribbon, Bronze Service Star, and the National and U.S. Service Medals.
He was employed by Clevite-Harris, Growers Chemical as a truck driver, worked with drywall and was a roofer. He was a lifetime member of the Norwalk V.F.W. Post 2743. He also belonged to a hunting club, and loved fishing, tractor pulling and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Jenkins) Osborn, to whom he was married 43 years; a daughter, Tracie L. Osborn; sons, Melvin Lee (Phyllis) Osborn and Michael D. Osborn, all of Norwalk; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Huberta) Osborn and Virgil Osborn, both of Norwalk; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Prentice and Mardell (Starkey) Osborn; a son, Jerry A. Osborn; a brother, Roger Osborn; sisters, Anna Stephens and Janice Sloan; and a niece and nephew.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Groff Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Milan where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.