September 29, 1936 - August 13, 2019
Donald R. Zink, 82, of Wapakoneta, died 5:00 a.m., Tues. Aug. 13, 2019, at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Sept. 29, 1936, in Wapakoneta, the son of Raymond & Armella (Ellerbrock) Zink, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married Dixie K. Shuster, and she preceded him in death on March 23, 2015. Survivors include, 2 children, Duane (Elise) Zink, & Donna (Mike) McClure, both of Wapakoneta; grandchildren, Ray (Amy) Zink, Patricia (Rich) Boucher, Ryan Miller, Danica Zink, Shawn Zink, Justin Zink, Gabriel McClure, & Tara McClure; great grandchildren, Josephine, Henry, Daphne, Grayson, Livia, & Addison; siblings, Bob Zink, Mike Zink, & Karen Gillette, all of Wapakoneta; Sharon (Brad) Smith, Botkins; and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Bassett. Don retired as a mechanic with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Don was a graduate of the St. Gregory Seminary High School, Cincinnati, and an honorary member of the 1954 class of St. Joseph High School, Wapakoneta. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Don was a member of the Buckeye Farm Antiques, the American Legion Post #330, and other various tractor clubs. He enjoyed working on anything that had a motor, especially antique John Deere tractors. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tues. Aug. 20, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive family and friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Mon. Aug. 19, at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to cover medical expenses for Don or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Donald R. Zink, 82, of Wapakoneta, died 5:00 a.m., Tues. Aug. 13, 2019, at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Sept. 29, 1936, in Wapakoneta, the son of Raymond & Armella (Ellerbrock) Zink, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married... View Obituary & Service Information
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