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Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton
Saturday April 2nd, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton
Saturday April 2nd, 2022

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Donald E. Coblentz

Donald E. Coblentz, age 93, of New Paris, OH passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at his residence.  He was born on December 16, 1928 in Preble County, OH to the late Walter Charles and Cecile Dean (Brown) Coblentz.  He was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School; and was U.S. Navy Veteran that served during WWII.  Donald married Rose Ann Reid in 1948.  He retired from the U.S. Post office as a rural mail carrier; was a farmer; and drove a school bus for C.R.Coblentz Schools for many years.  He was also a Jefferson Township Trustee for many years.  He dearly enjoyed spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Harold Coblentz, Verlin D. Coblentz and infant Frederick C. Coblentz; and sisters Loretta “Dodo” Brown and infant Doris H. Coblentz.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Rose Ann Coblentz; children: LeeAnne (John Jr.) Shaffer, Ted Coblentz and Jo Ellen (Kurt) Swihart; grandchildren: Kim (Troy) Norvell, Kristie (Mark) Smith, Jill Lakes, Jason (Tina) Shaffer, Jean (Mike) Duggan, Renee (Troy) Ashcraft, Kari (Derek) Lee, Kendra (Kurt) Thompson and Kortney (Brian) Nester; 17 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street in Eaton, OH with Pastor Rodney Dunn officiating.  Burial will follow at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the New Paris Park, ℅ New Paris Village or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Donald Coblentz

Ben Rose Apr 3 2022 12:29 PM

Very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Benjamin and Tara Rose

Ben Rose Apr 3 2022 12:28 PM

Don was such a Kind man. Living up the road from Kurt and Jo Ellen I would pass Don And Rose Ann on the road to their house. It seemed as though they loved getting out and about. Going to miss seeing them. Prayers to the entire large great family!!

David Simpson Apr 2 2022 5:14 AM

He was a special person to me when I was a kid. I remember him as our mailman but mostly as my bus driver. I always wanted to sit in the front seat behind him and sometimes he let me sit on the heater box right beside him. Im sad to hear of his passing. You have my sympathy. 💙

Susan Wesler Apr 1 2022 6:17 PM

So sorry for the loss my heart goes out to all of you I sure have some good memories of going out to the house as a kid Jo Ellen and sure had some good times out there my prayers go out to you all

So sorry for your loss he was a very kind man I have a lot of good memories of going to there house JoEllen had some good times and didn't get in much trouble my prayers are with you all

Karen Ward Apr 1 2022 5:41 PM

All our love and prayers to the Coblentz family 🙏🏻❤️

David and Sherry Lifka Apr 1 2022 4:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Coblentz

Joyce Clarkston and all of the Simpson family Apr 1 2022 4:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Coblentz

Logan Ashcraft Apr 1 2022 11:27 AM

JoEllen and the entire Coblentz family…I have many memories of my Dad, and yours, over the years. I lost my Dad in January. It seems like heaven is calling for all the very special angels right now. JoEllen …I pray you and your family feel comfort in the days ahead.

Kay Jennings Troutwine Mar 31 2022 11:49 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. A lot of great memories of him. All your family are in our prayers.

Eddie and Vicki Haller Mar 31 2022 3:37 PM

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