LEXINGTON-Daniel Fuhrer's motivation in life came from he and his wife, striving together to raise their family-facing the good, along with the bad. Appreciating God's blessing's in his life: his church, family, and farm, Daniel quietly and diligently walked with the Lord. No longer bound by his earthly body, Daniel M. Fuhrer, 92, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday December 4, 2013 in Country Meadow Care Center.
Born May 29, 1921 in Mansfield, Daniel was the son of Alfred and Eva Fuhrer. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1940 and at age 21 served in the United States Army. Humble, Daniel didn't talk much of his military service. Serving in the 1st Calvary and earning the rank of Staff Sergeant, Daniel served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged with a Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, and several campaign medals.
Friends introduced Daniel to an Ontario farm girl, and on June 6, 1948 in a ceremony at the Ontario United Methodist Church he married LaDonna R. Rader. Blessed with 65 years of marriage, Daniel and LaDonna were inseparable.
Daniel worked as a machinist for Mansfield Screw Machine Products, and retired after 32 years. His passion in life however was farming. All Daniel wanted was to provide for his family and tend to his land. Respecting God's creation, Daniel revered the land that he so passionately farmed. Making sure that his property was properly manicured, the Fuhrer Farm was Daniel's heart and soul. It was something his family took pride in. Having the opportunity to own and retire on the family farm gave Daniel great joy, and he always gave credit to his Lord.
Church was also of great importance. Daniel was a member of United Methodist Church of the Cross. Actively serving in the men's group, Daniel also served as a trustee.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, LaDonna Fuhrer of Lexington; son Chris (Charil) Fuhrer of Lexington and daughter Wilma Fuhrer of Panama City, Florida; along with numerous church friends.
Along with his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his brother Martin Fuhrer.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 10am-11am in the Sanctuary of United Methodist Church of the Cross, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington, Ohio 44904, where funeral services will begin at 11am. Rev. Susan Lausch will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park where the family is inviting friends from the church men's group to serve as pall bearers.
Memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church of the Cross or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolence to the family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Dec. 7, 2013