Donald F. ‘Donnie’ Bland

Donald F. “Donnie” Bland, 44, of New Riegel, passed away Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at Tiffin Developmental Center.

On April 19, 1969, in Tiffin he was born to Frederick J. and Rosemary C. (Reinhart) Bland.

Survivors include his mother, Rosemary Bland of New Riegel; two brothers, Ronald J. Bland of McCutchenville, Benjamin F. (Shelly) Bland of Tiffin; sister, Karen R. (Kent) Clark of Berwick; seven nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick J. Bland; infant brother, Frederick Jacob Bland; and infant sister, Anna Mae Bland.

Donnie was a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, graduated from Seneca County School of Opportunity, and had been a resident of Utah and Garza Buildings at Tiffin Developmental Center for the past 26 years. He enjoyed music, spending time outdoors picking up sticks, swimming and taking rides with his brother on motorcycles and ATVs.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at St. Nicolas Chapel, Frenchtown.

His Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at St. Nicolas Chapel, Frenchtown, with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nicolas Cemetery. A rosary will be prayed 15 minutes prior to the Mass.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424 is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made for Mass or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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