Marion McVay “Mick” Amstutz

December 19, 1956 ‒ August 24, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Marion McVay “Mick” Amstutz, son of Roger and Margaret (Crall) Amstutz.  Marion grew up with his three brothers, Gail (Peggy) Amstutz, Norman (Debbie) Amstutz , Kevin Amstutz and a sister Heather (Mark) Thomas in a small town just East of Bucyrus, Ohio called Sulphur Springs.

He attended Colonel Crawford where in high school he ran cross country and was on the swim team.  Marion, who was called “Mickey” by some, later went on to attend North Central Technical College getting a degree in Engineering.

Marion moved out of Sulphur Springs to pursue his life in Polk, Ohio where he spent the next 30 years.  During these 30 years the relationship with his family faded but was quickly rekindled when events in his life brought him back to Crawford County. He was a kindhearted but quiet man who all who encountered him quickly grew to love him.  Always giving and rarely complaining even as his health declined and hardships backed him into a corner.  Marion had a love for woodworking and as a young man he made hope chests and various pieces of furniture for his family.  He expressed the importance of family and held dear friends close to his heart.  Marion loved his dogs, Snickers and Blondie, who had to be rehomed as his health declined, but he was comforted in the fact that they were being cared for and loved.

On August 24, 2018, at the age of 61, Marion passed away peacefully under the care of Kindred Hospice at Signature Health Care of Galion.  This is where in his brief time,  he built some very special relationships, making what could have been an unpleasant situation a good experience.   Not only did he bond quickly with many of the staff but also with his nightly Euchre Group which also included his special significant other, Bonnie.

The family of Marion “Mickey,” wants to express their heartfelt thanks to the people who work at The Smith Clinic in Marion, Ohio.  Mickey spent more than his share of days/hours there for the past 7 months and the compassion you showed him during the many hours he had to “hang out” is truly a blessing.   The smiles on your faces, the blankets offered to keep him warm while he waited, the transports from one area to the other, the food vouchers and just stopping to ask if he was “okay” or “needed anything” go farther than you can ever imagine.

To follow with Marion’s wishes there will be no services.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Marion Amstutz, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Jim and I are saddened to learn of Micky’s death. We pray for Heather, Gail, Norman and Kevin and family’s. Hoping you have many good memories of times spent with Mickey. Your cousin Judy

  • I wanted to extend my sympathy to the Amstutz family on the death of Mickey. Mickey and went all the way through school together at Sulphur Springs Elementary , Col. Crawford Jr High and Col . Crawford High School . .. I didn’t even now Mickey was sick ..We had each other in many years … May Jesus wrap his loving arms around the whole family during this difficult time and in the days to come…Hugs
    Linda Shawk Stentz

  • My condolences go out to all of Mickey’s family. The beautiful obituary tells how very much he was loved. I will have you all in my thoughts and prayers and I pray he will Rest In Peace.
    Love, Susan Hipsher Bentz

  • To the Amstutz family we are praying for all of you in this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of Mick’s passing. Sending all of you a hug. Your family has meant so much through the years.

  • Hearther, Gail,Norman, & Kevin. I just saw this posting about Mickeys passing.Iam sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.Rest in peace Mickey you truely will be missed.Your cousin Candy!

  • To the Amstutz family with my deepest condolences. I am sorry for your loss. I realize that no words will give you the solace to lessen your grief, but may you draw comfort from our Heavenly Father who comforts us during our trials and sorrows. He is near to the broken hearted and He wants to help. (Psalms 34:18; Isaiah 41:10). Be assured that God is well aware of your pain, and soon he will have his son, Christ Jesus resurrect all those in the memorial tomb as promised at John 5:28,29. When Jesus was on earth he demonstrated his ability to resurrect those who had died. (John 11:43,44). Jesus will do so again on a global scale. May these scriptural promises bring a measure of peace.


  • My condolences for the Amstutz family. I went to CCHS and graduated with Micky. I remember him as a kind and quiet kid. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Amstutz Family,
    I remember him as a quiet young man and my heart goes out to your family in the loss of your loved one “Mickey.” My sincere condolences from another Sulphur Springs kiddo & Mickey’s classmate. May God heal & comfort you at this time of loss.