Donahue, Dennis

Written by David Green.

Dennis Donahue

Dennis A. Donahue, 44, of St. Rt. 120, Lyons, Ohio, died March 27, 2006 at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.

Dennis was born May 20, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Bob and Kitty (Langenderfer) Donahue. He married Karen Frantz on Sept. 10, 1983 in Chesterfield Township, and she survives.

Dennis was a lifelong Lyons area resident. He was employed as a maintenance man at the Sterling Milk Company in Wauseon. He was a family man and a hard worker.

Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Taryn, living at home; two sons, Brandon and Blake, living at home; his parents, of Lyons and five sisters, Debbie (and Tom) May of Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy (and Bryon) Brock of Berkey, Ohio, Pattie (and James) Deakin of Phoenix, Ariz., Mollie (and Tim) Pinkelman of Berkey, Ohio and Peggie (and Paul) Haywood of Hurricane, W. Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Donahue.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Brent Pomeroy officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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