Donald D. Houdeshell Sr.

Mr. Houdeshell

Donald D. Houdeshell Sr., 79, of Tiffin, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Stein Hospice Center, Sandusky.

He was born Nov. 17, 1939, in McCutchenville, to Ed and Goldie (Swaney) Houdeshell. He married Mary J. (Kies) May 20, 1978, at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ, and she survives in Tiffin.

Survivors include his four children, Robert Houdeshell, Donald Houdeshell Jr., Theresa Houdeshell and Jean Richardson; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Herman; a sister, Maggie Poston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ray Houdeshell; and two sisters, Vera Kline and Marie Modzel.

He was a 1957 graduate from Sycamore High School. Donald retired from Hayes Albion and Essex Wire. He was a member of St. Jacobs United Church of Christ. Donald was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1957 to 1961. He was a member of the Tiffin Moose Lodge, the VFW and a lifetime member of the Tiffin Eagles.

Visitation for family and friends will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Funeral services for Donald will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darla Metz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Jacobs cemetery with military honor’s being rendered by United Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jacobs United Church of Christ or Stein Hospice.

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