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Donald Henry Pfaff

Donald Henry Pfaff

OAK HARBOR: Donald Henry Pfaff was born February 2, 1937 west of Oak Harbor on State Route 163 on the farm of his maternal grandparents, Henry & Emma Dressler. He was the son of the late Clarence J. and Eileen (Dressler) Pfaff. He was baptized, confirmed, and married in St. John's Lutheran Church, Rocky Ridge Ohio where he was active in Lutheran teachings and choir.

He married Shirley (Hemminger) on April 5, 1956 and was blessed with two children, Bobbi Kay and Doak. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Hemminger); daughter, Bobbi Wittman, son Doak (Kelly) Pfaff; grandchildren, Troy (Brittany) Wittman, Carli Wittman, Kayla Pfaff and Stephanie Pfaff; one great-granddaughter, Reese Wittman; sisters, Sharon Sprague, Janet (Don) Radsick; and his nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Lyman "Gabby" Sprague.

He was active in Boy Scouts and was a Life Scout while growing up. He enjoyed Rotary for many years and made numerous business friends. For 30 years, Don worked on the railroad in various departments, lastly as an Amtrak engineer. He was also a partner in PAR builders and built many homes & developments in the Oak Harbor area. He moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1998 where he developed a sub-division in Powell, Ohio. In his retirement years, he worked at Kroger's meat department in Powell and made dealer trades for Bob Boyd and Germain Ford. He loved meeting and talking to people.

The most important things in life to him were his family, sports and his savior, Jesus Christ. His great joy was watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various sporting events.

There will be a private service for the celebration of his life at 11 a.m. on Monday July 8, 2013 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Lytham in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio or HomeReach Hospice Ohio Health of Columbus, Ohio.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor is handling the arrangements.




Published in the News Herald on July 2, 2013
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