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Donald L. Burgess, of Fremont, Ohio passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic with his family at his side. He was born on May 26, 1944, to Richard and Elizabeth Burgess in Toledo, Ohio. He was married to Marlene Baumer Hoffman on September 9, 2006, and she survives.
Don was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a proud member of Teamsters Local 20. He was past president of Wild Wings Camp and Boat-O Minimum Association, where he spent many happy summers with his family. He was a former wrestling coach with his brother, Gary for the East Toledo Wrestling Club. Donny attended Waite H.S. and was on the wrestling team. He worked approximately 20 years in Local 20 Teamster jobs. He worked and retired from the Board of Elections as a warehouse supervisor. Donny enjoyed fishing with his daughters and brothers, Mike and Gary, on Lake Erie every chance he got. His greatest joy was spending time with his daughters and grandchildren; attending many of the grandchildren's sporting events and many other activities. He always looked forward to his winter vacations to St. Pete's Florida and many other wonderful vacations with his wife, Marlene. They had eight wonderful years of marriage together. Donny truly loved his family and was always there for them.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marlene; three loving daughters, Donna (Robert), Shelly (Jim) and Bridget (Michael); grandchildren, Keith, Jessica, Natalie and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Genesis; stepson, Randy Hoffman (Kay); step-grandsons, Tony and Daniel Hoffman and Christopher; brothers, Gary and Michael (Pam); sisters, Betty (Ray), Maryann (Kenny), Cathy (Michael), along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Donny; brother, Bill, and stepdaughter, Mindy Hoffman Diekman.
Family and friends may visit from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014, and from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday in the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon, where a scripture service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Visitation will continue on Saturday after 9:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Toledo, where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, East Toledo Wrestling Club, Toledo Animal Shelter or a
Freck Funeral Chapel
1155 South Wynn Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2014