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Donald Yontz

Donald Leroy Yontz Sr.

Sunday, January 18, 1942 - Monday, April 12, 2021
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Obituary

Donald Leroy Yontz Sr., 79, Sandusky, passed away, Monday, April 12, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his beautiful wife and loving family. Being cared for by his special granddaughters, Jena, Autum, and Bryanna, and daughter, Pamela.

He was born in Sandusky on January 18, 1942 to the late Edward F. and Carrie B. (Haynes) Yontz.

Don started as a meat cutter for Wally’s Foodtown in Sandusky when he was 16 years old and worked for Enderle’s and Mutach’s Market retiring after 60 years of service.

He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, fishing, was quite the handyman, helping other all the time, and loving and caring for his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice (Warren) Yontz; children, Larry Yontz, Laurie Yontz, Terri (Timothy Sr.) Alexander, Tammie (Christopher Bledsoe) Kurtz, and Pamela (Lonell Taylor) Yontz McDonald, all of Sandusky; fourteen grandchildren, with a special granddaughter, Jena, that he treated like a daughter; twenty great-grandchildren and two more on the way; sisters, Marcia A. (David) McCormick, Debra A. Yontz, Sandra M. Yontz, and Barbara L. Yontz all of Sandusky; brothers, Gary C. (Kathy) Yontz Sr., Daniel R. (Catherine) Yontz, Clarence R. (Verna) Yontz, all of Sandusky, and Dale A. (Karen) Yontz of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Leroy Yontz Jr.; and brothers, Ronald E. Yontz, Leon A. Yontz, Thomas E. Yontz, and Edward P. Yontz.

The family wants to give a special thank you to Firelands Dialysis and Stein Hospice for the special care and support.

A private graveside service will be held at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Rev. Harvey Studer will officiate. Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting toftfuneralhome.com.
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Kristi Dillery

Posted at 09:29pm
Growing up everyone loved to be at Aunt Jenny and Uncle Donnies house. You never left that house hungry, either with his great cooking or a mouth full of candy. He taught me all about coupon clipping and what was on sale where..he knew the best deals!!! You were loved and will be truly missed by all!! -Kristi Dillery
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Marla Aaron

Posted at 09:26pm
To the Famy my deepest heartfelt condolences to you y may God give you strength in this time Pam you know we are all here if needed not only for you but the family sending big hugs and kisses I love you fam Marla N Kid's 😭🥺
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Tracy Nason

Posted at 09:05pm
Uncle Donnie was always there when anyone needed anything. During my mother’s challenging times in life he always had her back & welcomed us in his home no matter what day or time it was. Uncle Donnie drove me to school on those days & I can remember every detail of his routine each morning. I stayed at their home so many times, eating candy, wishing they would take me cleaning with them. I told him I thought he still owed me some money for cleaning . Lol God has called Uncle Donnie back to him, and being by his side & and able to be there for my Aunt Jenny was the best feeling for me the last couple days of his life. I Love you Uncle Donnie, may you fly free in heaven. Until we meet again, Tracy Nason .
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Mary and Rick Warren

Posted at 07:37pm
Donnie was always so welcoming to whoever came through his door. The smells coming out of his kitchen was very inviting and he always insisted you eat something even if you weren’t hungry! Rick spent many hours with him in his garage working on various projects. A big man with a big heart! He worked so hard to provide for his family and loved them all so very much. You will be missed but never forgotten!
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