Mahlon Ernest Lau, of Curtice, Ohio, passed away on December 16, 2012, at the age of 91. He was born May 11, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Ernest and Christine (Arndt) Lau.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pearl J. (Anderson) Lau in 1995, and brothers, Raymond, Irving, and Orrin. He was a member of Allen Township Fire Department for 20 years as a volunteer firefighter. Mahlon was a member of Iron Workers' Local 55, supervisor for the Ohio Department of Transportation, assistant to the Deputy of Transportation, and served on the County Board of Elections. He retired in 1980. Mahlon was respected and admired by his co-workers, fondly called "Fuzzy" by those he worked with. Mahlon was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was passionate about farming, golfing, dancing and fishing.
Mahlon married Doris Miller of Adrian, Michigan, on November 15, 1997, and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Phillip Mahlon Lau of El Paso, Texas, and Mahlon Martin Lau of Curtice, Ohio; granddaughters, Krista Aguirre (Richard Aguirre) and Staci Lau-Taylor (Dallas Taylor), great-grandchildren, Christopher and Nickolas Aguirre, Ian Lau, Nicole, Kenzi, and Kaelyn Taylor all of El Paso, Texas.
Friends may call 3:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, Ohio, with a firefighter's service at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St., Williston, with Pastor Shawn O'Brien officiating; burial will follow in Allen Township Cemetery. Donations can be made in Mahlon's name to St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St., P.O. Box 235, Williston, OH 43468; or the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Station #1, 21030 W. Toledo St., P.O. Box 154, Williston, OH 43468. Online condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com