2012-07-28 / Obituaries

Donavan G. Winegardner

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Donavan G. Winegardner, 81, of Thornville, was held July 25, 2012, with his nephew, Delbert Winegardner as celebrant. Burial followed at Zion Ridge Cemetery.

Donavan died July 22, 2012, in Lancaster following an extended illness. He was born July 12, 1931, the son of the late Ralph Z. and Eldred (Fisher) Winegardner.

He retired after many years of service at Diamond Power and was a school bus driver in the Northern Local School District.

He loved farming, mowing grass, and spending time with his family, especially at gatherings that involved eating.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and church choir, and the N.R.A.

He is survived by his step-children, Timothy McKenzie, Cheryl (Art) Howard, Jodi McKenzie, Jefferey McKenzie and Beth (Tom) Lane; a brother; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. The family prefers memorials to the Pallative Care unit at Fairfield Medical Center.

A special thanks to caregivers Christina and Linda at Fairfield Medical Center for their compassionate care.

Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service are honored to care for the Winegardner family.

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