Donald W. Shutt

Mr. Shutt

Donald W. Shutt, 97, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Bridge Hospice Care Center of Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born March 24, 1921, in Seneca County, to Lester W. and Pearl Mae (Zellner) Shutt. He married Mary M. Knickle June 21, 1946, in First United Church of Christ in Marion, and she preceded him in death May 21, 1991.

Survivors include his two sons, Allen W. (Janet K.) Shutt and Stephen M. (Janet A.) Shutt, and a daughter, Joan E. (Richard) Shook, all of Tiffin; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, with another due in January 2019.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marjorie Russell.

Mr. Shutt was a 1939 graduate of Bloomville High School and a 1941 graduate and basketball player at Tiffin Business University. He was employed in Youngstown for a year and a half before serving three and a half years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater on Guam and Tinian Islands.

After serving his country, he was employed for 37 years at General Electric, Tiffin, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Tiffin, Mid-Day Fellowship, United Commercial Travelers, the advisory board of The Salvation Army and the GESOT of General Electric.

He enjoyed playing pool at Allen Eiry Center, playing up to the week before his passing, and took many trips through the center. He was honored in November 2015 to lay the wreath at the dedication of the Bloomville Veterans Memorial.

Friends may visit with the family 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883 (419) 447-2424.

His funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric D. Rummel officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or the Allen Eiry Center.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneral