Donald G. Anderson, 88, of Middlefield, Ohio passed away peacefully in his home on July 5, 2021, while surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Donald W. and Dorothy (Roehrig) Anderson. He graduated from Middlefield High School Class of 1950, enlisted in the United States Air Force, and served in Okinawa during the Korean War.
Donald loved to drive and anyone getting in the car with him knew they would not be home for hours; hence the sign on his van, “The S.S. Minnow.” When he discovered disposable diapers
in the 1960s, he bought a tent and started his adventures taking his four kids camping. He retired from Shell Oil after 32 years of service and spent the next 30 years enjoying Ohio in the summer and Florida during the winter. He loved planning trips and appears to have planned to be back in Ohio so he could pass away exactly where he wanted to be, in his home with his beloved wife, Donna, at his side.
Donald is survived by his wife, Donna, née Kneier; his children, Debra Chan, Sandra (Kevin) Hall, David (Jody) Anderson, and Jacqueline (Frank) Cichon; stepchildren, Kenneth (Beth) Pike, Julie (Rick) Kleshinski, Valerie (J.C.) Pike-Chaudry, Susan Pike; 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Joyce, née Hardy; granddaughter, Stacy Young Ritchie; and brother, Richard L. Anderson.
A private service has taken place. For all those who knew him, know that the celebration of his life has taken place during the last 88 years.
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