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Wednesday March 9th, 2022
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Donald L. Zumbrun

Donald L. Zumbrun, age 79, of Eldorado, OH, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton, OH.  He was born December 1, 1942 in Dayton, OH to the late Ralph Zumbrun and Garnet (Zumbrun) Rice and was raised by John and Effie Locke.  Don medically retired from General Motors in 1985 and continued working as a local locksmith for many years.  He formerly served on the Lewisburg Fire and Rescue; was a special deputy with the Preble County Sheriff’s Department; and also served on the Trotwood Rescue Squad and Verona & Lewisburg Police Departments. He was a lifetime member of Lions International and Eaton Lions Club and Lewisburg Lions Club, where he served as the Ohio 13-H District Governor 2004/2005.  He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in New Paris.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter Brittney Caldwell.  He is survived by Betty Fitzwater Caldwell of Eldorado; sister Joanne (Don) Whipp of Lewisburg; brother Marvin (Bonnie) Zumbrun of New Hope; sister Bev Fields of Eaton; sister Margie Jo Welch of Eaton; brother Steve (Pam) Rice of Florida; sister Susan (Jim) Heeter of Florida; son Jeff (Amanda Baker) Zumbrun of Eaton; daughter Brigette (Ray) Roberts of Tennessee; daughter Shari (Mike) Kosier of Eaton; son Robert (Melissa) Caldwell of West Manchester; son Tim (Chrissy) Caldwell of Lewisburg; grandchildren David, Joey, Dakota, Grady Caldwell, Ashley (Nick) Waldbillig, Kaitlin (Brandon) Day, Kian Caldwell, Trena Caldwell, Brianne Kosier, Austin Kosier, and Ethan Kosier; great grandchildren Kylie Caldwell, Gracelynn Caldwell, and Braxlee Day; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am onThursday, March 10, 2022 at the Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Mike Shaeffer officiating. Burial will be at Castine Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a Lions Club memorial service to take place at 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Lions Club International or St. Paul United Methodist Church, New Paris. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.        


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We are sorry hear about Don . He was a great person and loved to see him , was a smile on his face and was a great person. He will be missed.

sherry gearhart Mar 11 2022 6:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Zumbrun

Dick and Sherry Gearhart Mar 11 2022 5:59 PM

We love you so much grandpa Don. You always put your family first & were always there for us no matter what you had going on. I could call you last minute and always rely on you. Thank you for always loving us & for spoiling your grand babies. Sweet baby K will forever know you with her arrival coming soon, & I pray one day she can meet you when God calls.
Rest easy and forever know you are loved.
Grandma and your sweet puppy will be taken care of ❤️

Kaitlin Mar 9 2022 3:49 PM

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Kaitlin Day Mar 9 2022 3:47 PM

Betty so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tim and I always enjoyed talking with both of you.

Nancy Miller Mar 8 2022 11:30 PM

Our sincere condolences to Betty and family.

Gary and Nancy Skiles Mar 8 2022 6:55 PM

Uncle Don was a very kind person who was always smiling. I don't remember him ever being in a bad mood. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. Very sorry Betty, we love you. Xoxo

Gage and Bethany Rice Mar 7 2022 12:23 PM

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of PDG Don. He was a great Lion and will be missed. Sincerely, PDG Jeff and Jane Hatfield

Jeff Hatfield Mar 6 2022 10:43 PM

Betty, I am so sorry for your loss God will take great care of him.

Pastor Mike Mar 6 2022 10:12 PM

Judy and I are saddened to hear of the passing of PDG Don, We have known him for many years. Don was a caring and giving person and well respected for his service to humanity through his Lions activities. He will be missed by his club, district and the State of Ohio for his efforts.

PID Jerry Smith & PDG Judy Smith Mar 6 2022 3:35 PM

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