Don Earl Stultz, 80, of Fostoria, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in his home.
Don was born July 11, 1932, in Fostoria, to Harry and Cleo (Kassing) Stultz. He married Rose Yates June 23, 1957, at Howard Methodist Church, Findlay, and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are his son, David E. (Amy) Stultz of Fostoria; daughter, Kathryn (Jay) Echelberry of Fostoria; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Abigail and Dylan Stultz and Kyle, Colin and Jena Echelberry; and many nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Walter, twins Howard and Harold, John, Paul and Richard Stultz; and two sisters, Evelyn Woessner and Margaret Earl.
Don was a 1950 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 during the Korean War, for which our nation is forever grateful.
Don worked proudly for 27 years as a firefighter for Fostoria, retiring in January of 1985. He never disliked going to work. He enjoyed what he could do for people; helping and giving to everyone. Also, for more than 30 years, he was an electrician. It seemed like there wasn't anything he couldn't fix.
Don was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria. as well as the American Legion, VFW, AMVETS and Moose, all of Fostoria. He was also a member of the United Sportsmen's Club, Fostoria. He loved to play cards, golf, go fishing and, in general, sports of all kinds. He adored his grandchildren and he loved watching them in all of their sports.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga will be officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at Jackson Township Cemetery, rural Fostoria, where the United Veterans of Fostoria will provide military honors.
Memorial contributions are requested to Honor Flight, P.O. Box 23018, Toledo OH 43623, Fostoria Firefighters Coats for Kids Program, 233 W. South St., Fostoria, OH 44830, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories or photos may be shared by visiting www.mann-harefh.com.