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Date of Birth November 19, 1920

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Date of Passing January 28, 2017

Donald Dean Wachtel

from cleveland, Ohio, United States

Donald Dean WachtelDonald Dean Wachtel, age 96, of rural Coshocton County, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1920 in Wooster, Ohio, to the late Harry and Pleasie (Hostettler) Wachtel. Don graduated from West High School, Cleveland, Ohio. A World War II veteran, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 40th Photo Recon Squadron, stationed in India and Burma. Don married Hazel Schlarb on October 17, 1954. He was a small business owner in Cleveland before relocating his family to rural Coshocton County in 1968, where he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1984. Don was a member of Keene United Methodist Church and a past member of Keene Grange. He enjoyed golf, softball, walking and grounds keeping on his seven acres, reading, Big Band music, travelling and drawing. Don was a lifelong sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians. Don is survived by his children Fred (Sharon) Wachtel, Ann (Dan) McDowell, Mary Dale (John) Wachtel Starkie, Lori Wachtel, special friend Harley, grandchildren Doug, Steven, Sophia and Wyatt, and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Hazel who passed away in 2009, brother, Richard, and sister, Doreen. Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Reverend Dan Loomis officiating. Burial will follow at Coshocton County Memory Gardens with the Coshocton County Honor Guard performing military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Keene United Methodist Church, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to Clara Keim, Linda Taylor, and Tracy Baumgarder who have all helped care for Don in recent years. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.
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    Reply Jim m / Mar 21, 2019

    If we asked Don if he was done with living he would say no but. It is terrible to endure old age and then death. Where is there comfort in that? Mankind was never intended to grow old and die. Good news for Don and Hazel is they have guaranteed resurrection to life again with us here on the earth. Not my words but those of Jesus recorded at John 5:28&29; where he says this: all those in memorial tombs and graves will come out to life again. Like Lazarus, Donald will return to us. There is a wonderful future ahead, it will be so good to see them again.

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    Reply Margie M / Feb 08, 2019

    Donald has a secure future of life with us again! According to God’s word at John 5:28,29 Donald will be a part of all those in the memorial tombs and graves that will be resurrected. In the Lord’s Prayer we pray for God’s Kingdom to come and his will be done. What a wonderful part of that Kingdom rule to bring our loved ones back to us on a paradise earth. It’s God’s guarantee that Donald will be with us again!

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