Erbskorn, Donelda

Posted in Obituaries

Donelda Erbskorn, 87, of Fayette, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at her residence.

She was born June 1, 1920, the daughter of Emanuel and Wynona (Delong) Shaffer. Donelda and her first husband, Jake Valentine, had four children. She then married Noble Erbskorn in May 1988 and enjoyed life with him until he died in 2005.

Donelda was a graduate of the Wauseon High School class of 1938. She was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include four children, Doris Valentine of Toledo, Jim (and Linda) Valentine of Florida, Linda (and John) Zimmerman of Pioneer , Ohio, and Allan (and Julie) Valentine of Archbold; one sister, Dorothy Hibbard of Fayette; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husbands, Jake Valentine and Noble Erbskorn, Donelda was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Doreen, Delphia, and Delilah “Dee;” and two brothers, Dorman and Emanuel.

Arrangements were made through the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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