Donald Samuel Riegsecker, age 82 years, of Archbold, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.
He was born April 27, 1935, near Archbold, a son of Louis and Della (Stutzman) Riegsecker, and married Mona Roth on Feb. 23, 1957.
He served in the 1-W program, working at the Fremont, Ohio, Hospital from 1957-1959.
He worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for 45 years before retiring in 1997, and found satisfaction in repairing and refinishing antiques for many individuals and for fundraisers.
He made many friends at local restaurants, the threshers reunion and the Fulton County Fair. He enjoyed collecting antiques and traveling the country, and was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
He is survived by his wife, Mona; two sisters, Arlene (Wayne, deceased) Wyse of Stryker, and Shirley (Merle) Klopfenstein of Archbold; sisters in-law, JoAnn Riegsecker and Donna Riegsecker, both of Archbold; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Freeman, Earl, Orval (Lois), Dale and Louis Jr. Riegsecker; three sisters, Virgie (Stan) Aschliman, Mildred and Florence Riegsecker.
A Celebration of Life service will be held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker, with pastors Steven Heatwole and Matthew Weaver officiating. Interment will precede at 10 a.m. in the Lockport Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be given to the Lockport Mennonite Church or the Defiance Inpatient Hospice.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.