Donald Lauthers

Donald Earl Lauthers, age 86, went to join his wife of 64 years Donna “Sutton” Lauthers in heaven, January 22, 2019.

Don was born to the late Walter and Mary “Weaver” Lauthers on June 5, 1932 in North Robinson Ohio. Don is preceded in death by his wife, parents, son; Randall Lauthers and grandchild, Kellee Shambaugh; brothers, Carl, Jim, John, Lester, and Warren Lauthers; sisters, Lois Chillog and Virginia Boyle.

Don is survived by children, Robert (Brenda) Lauthers and Rebecca (Ron) Miller; daughter-in-law, Ruth Lauthers; grandchildren; Deric Lauthers, Emily (Chris) Coppler, Ashley Lauthers, Lora (John) Kibler, Buck Smith, Renee (Timmy) Plasencia, James (Leah) Smith, Celestia Starner, and Tessa Starner; 14 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Don was a graduate of North Robinson High School. He went on to work at the family farm. He joined the Air Force and was active during the Korean War. Don then went on to work with the Timken company for 37 years. He was a member of the Legion and former member of the Moose. Don served with Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He was also an active member of St John’s United Church of Christ. Don enjoyed traveling, working outdoors, gardening, and family knew him for making the best peanut butter cookies

There will be a celebration of life service for Don and Donna at St. John’s UCC, 120 S Lane St, Bucyrus, OH. February 9, at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice, St. John’s UCC, or Donors Choice. Moments of remembrance may be left online at

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