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DONALD F. WONDERLY, 90, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his esidence with his family at his side. Born May 4, 1922, in Mark Township, Defiance County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fred and Louise (Kolb) Wonderly. He was a 1940 graduate of Mark Center High School. Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Betty J. Shutta on June 21, 1947, in Kendallville, Ind.; she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 1985. Don was a welder for the ARO Corp for 47 years. He was also a butcher at the former A & P Tea Company. He was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Don served on the committee that planned to build the new church on Portland Street. He served as an usher and worked on the Carry-out committee for the annual festival. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1915 where he served as financial secretary for many years. Don ran the food tent for the K of C during the Bryan Jubilee for many years. He was a charter member of the Sherwood V.F.W. Post 5665. He was also a member of the Bryan V.F.W. Post 2489. Don and his brother, Art were past Grand Marshalls of the Sherwood Homecoming Parade. After his retirement, Don delivered meals for Meals on Wheels and he also volunteered as a Redcoat at Community Hospital in Indianapolis. Surviving are his three children, Larry of Bryan, Marsha (Pat) Marinis of Bloomville, Ohio and Deborah (Don) Snyder of Defiance; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Madonna) Wonderly of Sherwood; and one sister, Dolores Jacob of Sherwood. He was also preceded in death by his four grandchildren, Donna, Terry, Tony, and Angel Snyder; two great-grandchildren, David Hodges and Taylor Snyder; and two brothers, James and Arthur Wonderly. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland St., Bryan, with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home - Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High St., Bryan, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will follow service in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, where Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by the Bryan V.F.W. Post 2489. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Masses or to St. Patrick Catholic School. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guestbook may be signed at
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 22, 2013
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