US Navy


Carlton "Gene" Routzahn

1932 - 2021



Carlton “Gene” Routzahn, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2021 at 2:20 A.M. at Randall Residence (former Seneca House) in Tiffin.

He was born May 26, 1932, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Vernon A. and Velma R. (Armstrong) Routzahn.  On November 27, 1955, in Tiffin, he married Marilyn J. Firestone and she preceded him in death.

Carlton is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Anspach of Tiffin; granddaughter, Abbey Anspach of Cincinnati; two grandsons, Eric Routzahn of Tiffin and Craig Routzahn of Upper Sandusky; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Fries of Republic and RuthAnn (Charles) Beck of Tiffin; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Routzahn of Bucyrus and Mark (Diane) Routzahn of Tiffin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a beloved son, Jeffrey Routzahn.

Carlton went to Republic High School and served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean Conflict.  He worked at the American Standard for 18 years and retired from Kelsey Hayes, Fremont, in 1996.  Carlton spent most of his time after retirement tinkering with old antique clocks and assembling model cars.  He also enjoyed going to NASCAR races and out to dinner with his friend, Harry Rhodes.

Carlton was a beloved father to his daughter and a wonderful “Paw Paw” to his granddaughter, Abbey.

Upon his request, there will be no visitation or funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County or to Heartland Hospice.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sandy Lang

April 22, 2021 10:19 AM

Cheryl, Greg and Abbey, we are so sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs! Jeff and Sandy Lang

Ellen Edeburn

April 22, 2021 7:41 AM

Cheryl, Greg, and Abbey,
Genie was one of my favorite people...from childhood until the present...with his big smiles and hugs. I will miss his kindness.

Wendy Rosen

April 20, 2021 9:10 PM

Cheryl, Greg, and Abbey,
Genie was one of a kind! I loved listening to his jokes and funny stories. He always made sure to tell me how glad he was to see me! He made me feel special to him!

Alice Smith

April 19, 2021 4:02 PM

Cheryl, Gregg and sorry to heard that your dad/grandpa passed away. May your memories help to heal the sorrow that you feel.. God Bless you family. Alice and Duane

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