Donald Ray "Don" Kimble


Donald "Don" Ray Kimble Sr., 77, of West Millgrove, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 8, 2017 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Donald was born the oldest of 9 children to the late Harry and Edith (Shine) Kimble on August 1, 1940 in Fostoria, Ohio

Don had 5 brothers; Charles (Judy) Kimble, of Lima, Daniel Kimble, David Kimble, the late Richard (Roberta) Kimble, and the late Howard Kimble, all of Fostoria. He also had 3 sisters Barbara (Jerry) Radebaugh of Tiffin, Patricia (Frank) Bacon of North Carolina and Marilyn (John) Craun of Fostoria.

Don married Roseann "Rosie" Marie Swartz on February 20, 1959 at the Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria, Ohio and she survives him. They had 8 children, the late Timothy (Jeanne (Kimble) Kreh) Kimble of McComb, Donald Kimble Jr. of West Millgrove, Tammie (Gary) Morgret of Findlay, Tina (Rick) Hendricks of Carey, Terrie (Larry) Litton of Fostoria, Todd (Kelly) Kimble of West Millgrove, Johnny Kimble of Fostoria, and the late Tony Kimble.

Don was the proud grandfather to 47 grandchildren and 58 great- grandchildren.

In his early years, Don owned/operated several businesses. He enjoyed going to derby's and races. He later went on to retire from Findlay Whirlpool in 1996 after 19 years of employment. Don enjoyed being a carrier for the Toledo Blade, the Bowling Green Sentinel and the Fostoria Review Times.

Don was a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend and was always just a phone call away if anyone needed him.

In his free time he frequented all his favorite coffee shops and restaurants and making new friends whenever he went.

Don loved his family and could often be found playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren who referred to him lovingly as "Grandpa Turkey". He was very loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Richard Kimble and Howard Kimble; a brother-in- law, John Craun; a sister- in –law, Judy Kimble; 2 sons, Timothy and Tony Kimble; one grandson, Casey Kimble, one granddaughter, Angela Kimble and one great-granddaughter, Mykalee Gallagher.

Visitation is Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.

Funeral services will begin 11 am Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Donald Goodwin presiding. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

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Fred and Connie Patton

Prayers and Condolences to Don`s Family and Friends! May The Lord be with you all, in this trying time!

 Posted September 15, 2017 - 4:21pm
Sue Sturgess-Meyers

We are so sorry to hear about your families loss. The video memory is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
Don was a great man to work with. He always stayed a step ahead of us youngins' in porcelain. He was ornery. I loved his smirk!!
He was firm. Which much of the time was needed with our group.
Don was a great teacher and trainer to all of us. Not just in work but life. He set a great example and work ethic.
Our family will be sending prayers for all of you during your time of sorrow.

Glenn Deringer, Brad and Sue Sturgess-Meyers.

 Posted September 15, 2017 - 1:40am
Tammy Colvin

Rosie, Tina, Terrie and the rest of the Kimble family, I was very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I got to know him through Whirlpool and Tina and Terrie. He was a great guy and was missed when he retired. Prayers going up for your entire family for peace and strength during this hard time. He will be missed, but he's in a much better place now. God bless and keep you under his protection!

 Posted September 14, 2017 - 5:48pm
Alan L. Roe-BH&H Snack's & Gass, LLC

To Don's Family,

Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was very nice fellow and always enjoyed talking to him. We talked cars alot, and always enjoyed conversations with him. May he rest in peace and the good LORD comfort all the family in this difficult time

 Posted September 14, 2017 - 1:41pm
Nick Hall

Thoughts and prayers Rosie to you and Donnie, Tammie, Tina, Terrie, and Todd. God Bless you all. A lot of memories of Don and family. He gets to go be with Tim and the kids now. With love.

 Posted September 14, 2017 - 1:18pm
Kathleen Aldrich

Thoughts prayers and sympathy to Rosie and family .....I remember you all from way back when I was a kid in peace Don .....

 Posted September 13, 2017 - 9:53am
Shawna West

I am so sorry for your loss. Don will be greatly missed. He stopped in to Fuel Mart every morning to buy his York Peppermint Patty and to chat. He would spend about an hour with me daily. He loved to brag about his grandbabies. Sending prayers to you all.

 Posted September 13, 2017 - 5:13am
Esther Haudenshild Myers

I was so saddened by the news. “May God bless and strengthen you,”I will keep all of you in my prayers. You will be missed Uncle Don <3

 Posted September 13, 2017 - 12:16am
Mark K.

Donnie, Jr. -- Condolences from a fellow driver at the Sentinel-Tribune. Always enjoyed talking with your Dad while waiting for those late papers. May God give you comfort and healing.

 Posted September 13, 2017 - 12:02am
John Campbell Jr

Tina and Rick my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your Dad and Father in Law. Don was a great guy and I am privileged to have known him at Whirlpool. Please extend my condolences to the rest of the family. Miss you guys , and again so so sorry.

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 9:42pm
Jeanne Roe

Rosie and family. Very sad to hear of Don's passing, I really enjoyed talking to him whenever I saw him at any family function..I always told John that I had to say Hi to Don..Forever in our hearts BLESS you and the family..John and Jeanne Roe

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 7:25pm
Becky Freeman

Your in my prayers during this time, I remember working with Don many years ago. May God Bless you all during this time

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 3:19pm
Debbie Swartz

So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my prayers

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 1:10pm
Kimberly gibson

So sorry to hear the loss Gods got another angel to watch over all of u so sorry rosie my thoughts an prayers he was a great person n all ways

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 8:10am
Kimberly gibson

He will b well missed by all Gods got another angel to look down on us my thoughts an prayers go to so sorry rosie

 Posted September 12, 2017 - 8:07am
Sandy Hall Bell

My deepest sympathy to Rosie and their children. We were neighbors for years. Don was a great guy. I wish I could be there. Our families were close and I'm thinking of all of you. Don watch over all of us. Love you all

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 9:59pm
Crystal Wallace

My deepest sympathies to the family. Living in hatton most my life he was like family to me.

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 9:28pm
Billie Richards

Healing prayers to Don's family...enjoyed chatting with him when he delivered the paper to the Custar Tavern.

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 9:19pm
Beth Fritz

Sending you sympathy and hugs during this difficult time.
Beth Fritz

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 9:02pm
Roberta Allen-Hardin

Rosie and Family we were so sorry to hear about Don. Jack and I will miss his smiling face as he talked to us at the Family Reunion he always gave me a rough time when I was trying to get pictures he told me I needed to get the surprise looks a mouth full of food everyone talking laughing and he was right the pictures were much better. Jack and I always seemed to see him at Big Lots or a gas station he always had time to stop and talk a bit before he was on the road again. We will miss his smiling face and how nice it was to see him and take time to talk a bit and make sure everyone was doing okay. We are sorry for the loss you all are enduring, remember all the great memories you have that you have with you forever and the memories only you and Don shared those are always the best along with family memories . Hugs and Love for Everyone, you are all in our thoughts and prayers
George (Jack) and Roberta (Bert Allen) Hardin

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 6:53pm
Claudia Tate

My deepest sympathies go out to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted September 11, 2017 - 6:46pm

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