Donald A. Hutslar

  • "The world is darker with Don gone. I so admired his..."
    - Joan Jones
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    - Melanie Pratt
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    - Laura Russell
  • "We've lost a great historian and a personal friend."
    - Mary Ann Olding

Hutslar Donald A. Hutslar, 82, of Worthington, Ohio and Yellow Springs (Greene Co.) Ohio, died on June 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife Jean and son Caleb, a resident of Columbus. A 1949 graduate of Bryan High School in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Don received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University. After serving with the U.S. Army in Germany and furthering his education at the Ohio State University he joined the history division of the Ohio Historical Society, from which he retired in 1995. He was later appointed to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board on which he served until his death. Don's published works include the book The Architecture of Migration: Log Construction in the Ohio Country 1750-1850. A later paperback edition was issued under the title Log Construction in the Ohio Country 1750-1850. Burial will be private. Those wishing to remember Don by supporting his work might consider a gift to the Tecumseh Land Trust, which is dedicated to the preservation of agricultural land, open space and historic structures in Miami Township, Greene Co., Ohio. Donations may be sent to The Tecumseh Land Trust, P.O. Box 417, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. More information on the trust is available on its websites starting with Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085.

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Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home
515 High Street Worthington, OH 43085
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 18, 2014
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