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Donald F. VanKirk

September 27, 1934 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 82)

Donald F. VanKirk, 82, of Salem, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Essex III of Salem.  Donald was born on September 27, 1934 in Steubenville, Ohio the son of the late John and Mary (Barnes) VanKirk.  He worked as a Tow Motor Operator for Transue and Williams and was a member of the Alliance Church of the Nazarene. Donald enjoyed traveling and taking care of not only his yardwork but many of his neighbors and friends.

Survivors include his two daughters Cathy Seacrist of Alliance and Brenda Caroll of Arizona; a son John Wilson of Beloit; 2 local grandchildren Bob Bircher and Christy Wilson and 3 great grandsons.  Donald is also survived by a brother Joseph Dixon of Toronto, OH a sister Betty Rager of Mingo Junction, OH and a special niece Linda VanKirk of Salem. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Doris I. (Shutler) VanKirk on October 9, 2012, two brothers John, and Clyde and one sister Donna Bell Hope.

            Visitation will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral home in Sebring on Tuesday, July 18th from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM followed by a Private Family Service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Glenn Davidson officiating.  Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance Church of the Nazarene 1345 S. Arch Ave. Alliance, OH 44601.  Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at  Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alliance Church of the Nazarene
1345 South Arch Street, Alliance OH 44601
Tel: 1-330-821-5966

 Service Information

Private Services

Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home
126 West Vermont Ave.
Sebring, OH 44672

Public Viewing
July 18, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home
126 West Vermont Ave.
Sebring, OH 44672

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