Donald Ottis Zwiebel

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SIDNEY — Donald Ottis Zwiebel, Sidney, passed away at his home on March 20, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

He was born in Shelby County to Adam H. and Helen (Oakley) Zwiebel on Dec. 6, 1935.

He graduated from Botkins High School in 1953. He was engaged in farming on his family farm near Botkins. He later worked at Provico and Hubbard Feed in Botkins, Ohio. He retired in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. (DeWeese) Zwiebel; one son, John Zwiebel, of Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Amanda Emans, of Botkins, Ohio, and Debra Zwiebel, of Sidney, Ohio; three stepsons, Steve Kinninger, of Sidney, Ohio, Joseph Kinninger, of Sidney, Ohio, and James Kinninger, of Piqua, Ohio; a sister, Betty Benroth and husband, Wilbur, of Ottawa, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

One son, James Zwiebel and one sister, Ruby Arnold are deceased.

He and his wife raised miniature donkeys for several years. They were lovers of all animals. He was an avid gardener and gave much away to friends and neighbors. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney, Ohio, with the Rev. Jonathan Schriber. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson, Ohio.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, Sidney, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, SCARF, P.O. Box 67, Sidney, OH 45365 or the , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Zwiebel family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website,

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502 S. Ohio Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2015
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