Don Edward Zuercher

May 26, 1960 ‒ July 13, 2018

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Don Edward Zuercher went to be with the Lord Friday morning, July 13, 2018 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was 58.

He was born May 26, 1960 in Mansfield to parents Edward & Maureen Zuercher. After he was graduated from Orrville High School with the class of 1978, he attended the University of Akron for engineering before being offered a job with CMP Corporation. On December 10, 1988 he married Kecia Burdine.

Don was very good at his job. Whether he was hard at work as an engineer or a salesman he took pride in his work. He traveled a lot for his job taking trips to Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica just to name a few. He also made it a point to take his wife with him on these trips when he could.

In younger years Don enjoyed wrestling and playing baseball. More recently he enjoyed playing golf with his dad and his son. He also enjoyed playing euchre and would make risky calls to try to take tricks. His favorite car was his 1967 Camaro convertible. No one was allowed to touch, much less drive his car.

He is survived by his loving wife Kecia Zuercher; daughter Valerie Zuercher and Jason Loyer of Lexington; son Shawn Zuercher of Lexington; granddaughter Autumn Snow; grandsons Collin Loyer and Carter Loyer; mother Maureen Zuercher of Orrville; mother-in-law Patricia Burton of Lexington; siblings Colleen & Allen Teague of Orrville, Kathy & Greg Johnson of Massillon, Patty & Tim Quill of Cincinnati, John & Deirdre Zuercher of Rocky River, and Rob & Mary Zuercher of Avon.

Don was preceded in death by daughter Melanie Zuercher in 2012; father Ed Zuercher; father-in-law Russell Burton.

The Zuercher family will receive friends Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Immediately following the visitation there will be a Mass of Christian Burial in Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, beginning promptly at 12:10 p.m. and will be celebrated by the Rev. Father Gregory Hite.

Contributions in Don’s memory to assist the family made be made at the funeral (please make checks out to Snyder Funeral Home).

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  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Donnie. He was my neighbor growing up in orrville. You are all in my prayers. TIP Donnie.

  • Prayers to the Zuercher Family. Donnie will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to all. Dick & Jo Stuckey

  • I am very sorry to hear of Donnie’s death. My deepest sympathies.
    Susie Curie Criss

  • It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Don Zuercher of UMD Automated Systems early Friday morning.
    My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with all the Zuercher Family and the UMD Family.
    Don will be greatly missed by all those that ever met or worked with him at UMD and the many customers like myself across the Tire and Rubber Industry that he was so dedicated to over his entire career.
    He was one of the good guys in our industry and always wanted to make sure he made things right for his customers.
    RIP Don

  • Shawn, I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • In México all we are very sorry for Don passing
    Our condolences And prayers to the family

    Don wss the best American engineer I’ve ever met, but more than that for me he had a great heart and More, he was my dear friend.
    I’m going yo miss him.

  • We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • Kecia and Family, I just heard about the passing of Don.I am so very sorry. He was a sweet, kind person who always had a smile on his face. You and family will remain in my prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.