Charles Earl Mutchler

January 11, 1930 ‒ March 13, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Charles Earl Mutchler, 90, of Loudonville, passed away Friday evening, March 13, 2020, in Akron City Hospital after a brief illness. Charles was born January 11, 1930, in Mansfield, the son of the late Earl and Forest (Sprang) Mutchler. He was life resident of Loudonville and 1947 graduate of Loudonville High School. Charles was a dairy and beef cattle farmer all his life and he was a proud 54-year bus driver for Loudonville-Perrysville School District. He participated in and won numerous Ohio School Bus Driver Rodeos and he was a former President of the Loudonville-Perrysville School Employees Association. Charles was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, and former member of the Loudonville Fair Board. He enjoyed taking his tractors to the tractor pull for many years.

He is survived by his four sons, David (Jeanette) Mutchler, Don (Sue) Mutchler, Terry Mutchler, all of Loudonville, and Roger (Carla) Mutchler of Dalton; two daughters, Jane Mutchler of Bluffton, SC, and Debra Mutchler of New Florence, MO; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Iona Adams of Loudonville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marie Beck in 2019.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in SNYDER FUNERAL HOMES- LINDSEY CHAPEL, LOUDONVILLE from 4-6 pm, where services will follow at 6:00 pm with Rev. Scott Henderson officiating. The family request memorial contributions be given to the Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation, PO Box 73, Loudonville, Ohio 44842, or The Loudonville Agricultural Society, 165 North Water Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD comfort you and your family. Please know that GOD is in control.

  • So sorry for your loss Mutchler family. 90 yrs old and I bet his life was a good one. Roger and Carla and the rest of the family I’m sure you will miss him but thankfully you have his memories to hold on to. God bless you!

  • Our hearts break for all of you. Your Dad was a good man. May he rest in peace.
    Hugs and prayers.

  • Dave & Jeanette, so sorry to see time marching on whether we want it to or not. We all send you our love: Mary, Joe, Freedom, Courageous, & Madeline.

  • God saw Charles getting tired a cure not meant to be, so he gently wrapped his arms around him and whispered, “Come follow me.”

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! We know that the many fond memories you have will bring smiles to your faces during this sad time and beyond.

    Hugs to all of you,
    Bud & Shirley Watters
    Jim & Jane Koch
    Bob & Linda Koch

  • We are so sorry for your loss Dave, this hasn’t been a good year so far. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sending love and condolences, Jane, to you and your family. Your dad was a good man, and he knew he was deeply loved. That’s the greatest gift we can have in life, and you and your siblings give that gift to him. He was blessed with a wonderful family, as are you. May your most wonderful memories help to ease your sorrow.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Mutchler family. Your dad was among the first group of bus drivers I worked with! They were a great bunch! You dad was dedicated and at times funny!!
    Several years ago he came and stopped by the bus garage for one final look around. He knew it was his last time to check things out. He had alot of experiences throughout his bus driving career . I still miss the first group of drivers I started with. God Bless you!

  • I rode his bus from kindergarten till I started driving. I always sat in the front either on the bench beside him of right behind him. He was a kind yet stern man reminded me of my father. you didn’t mess with him if his neck started to get red you knew you were in trouble and if the redness was at his earlobes better hang on!! NOT a mean man just wanted to make sure we were all safe and behaved. We met up at the fair a few times and just walked around talking about our families and old times on the bus. I will always cherish our days on bus number 13. Rest in peace my hero. Love to all his family, he will be missed.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you. My girls had quite a few experiences on the Mutchler farm which they still talk about to this day. I am surprised that Bryan, Allison and my girls survived some of their shananigans! Don, Dave, Roger, Jane, Deb and Terry…cherish your good memories of you father. Chuck…rest in peace faithful servant.

  • Any anxiety or uncertainty I was feeling when I first stepped onto a school bus when I was 5 years old were immediately erased when I saw Uncle Charlie in the driver’s chair. As it has already been described, he kept an eagle eye on his rolling multi-age classroom (one glance in the mirror was a scan – a quick second glance usually earned someone a subtle reminder in acceptable bus behavior). How he kept the coach moving in a straight line was beyond me. Condolences and prayers to my cousins.

  • Dave and Nette and all the family, So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It has been many many years since I last saw him but remember him as a very nice man who enjoyed a good laugh and was a hard worker. Wishing you all wonderful warm memories and peace.

    Love you all.

  • Cousins!
    My heart aches, as I want so much to be there with you all today!
    I really long to see you all again, as has been a long time since I have seen you all together!
    If I was there, I would want to give you all a hug and say your father is in a much better place!
    I hope you all will be together again, soon and I will be able to be with you!
    I send my love!
    Cousin, Pete