Obituary: Melvin Lee Moeschberger


Dr. Melvin Lee Moeschberger, 78, of Fishers, died Jan. 9 at his home in Fishers. He was born to Howard and Luella (Steiner) Moeschberger in Berne, Ind.

Mel earned his degrees from Taylor University, Ohio University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina. He was a professor of Biostatistics and Public Health at The Ohio State University for 30 years and University of Missouri for 10 years. He authored numerous articles and books in his field. Mel was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He had a deep faith in Jesus, which guided his life of service in his church, community and work, particularly in his ministry with international students. Mel enjoyed golf, baseball and basketball.

He is survived by the love of his life, Sandra Jo Moeschberger; daughters, Michelle (Randy) Crowder and Suzy (Kevin) Roth; son, Dr. Scott (Jennifer) Moeschberger; sister, Linda (Tim) Langel. His grandchildren, Kaelie, Cassie, Caleb, Ivy, Ian, Abbie, Josh, Kendra, Jonathon, Ciaran and Ronan, brought him great joy.


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