2013-08-31 / Obituaries

Donald Frederick Gutridge

Donald F. Gutridge, 91, of Hebron, died August 24, 2013, in Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, following a period of declining health. He was born near Glenford, on November 17, 1921, the son of the late Ross and Carrie (Walser) Gutridge. A 1940 graduate of Glenford High School, Don served honorably in the US Army in Saipan. He was a member of the Franklin Grange and 70+ year member of the Hebron United Methodist Church.

He was an active member of the Hebron community, working and eventually owning the Hebron Milling Company, from where he retired after 41 years. In his retirement, he worked for the Lakewood school district. He enjoyed mowing, gardening and watching baseball,both his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Lakewood Schools.

Survived by his loving family: his daughters, Donita (Michael) McFarland of Hebron and Kathleen (William) Lattig of Newark; grandchildren, Lori Lattig, Kim (Nick) Trubiano, Matt (Lora) Lattig and Kevin (Mandy) McFarland; six great-grandchildren, Kylee and Cullen McFarland, Dominic and Roman Trubiano and Zane and Jacob Lattig; and sisters-in-law, Virginia and Nora Lee Gutridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lola on Dec. 31, 2002; brothers, Eugene, Gail and Junior Gutridge; and sister-in-law, Frances Gutridge.

Funeral services celebrating his life were held August 28, 2013, at the Kirkersville home of the Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial with full military honors followed at Poplar Fork Cemetery, Gratiot.

The family prefers memorials be directed to the Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Gutridge family.

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