Don M. Iles
August 19, 1928 ‒ May 02, 2016
Don M. Iles passed away Monday evening, May 2, 2016 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 87.
He was born August 19, 1928 in Galion to parents William B. and Mabel (Hinklin) Iles. Don attended Batavia School until his father’s passing in 1947, and was drafted shortly after into the Army during the Korean War. He served his country from 1952 until 1954 when he was honorably discharged. Don then returned to work for Gledhill Road Machinery as a welder, and retired in 1986 with over 32 years of service.
In his spare time, Don took pleasure in camping at Hidden Lakes with his wife Bernice and family, and watching all varieties of sports. He was a member for 61 years of the American Legion Post #243 Galion and attended Southside Christian Church on Middle Bellville road for several years.
He is survived by his loving wife Bernice Iles of 58 years, whom he married in 1957; his sons Douglas L. (Dawn) Iles, and Don M. (Emily) Iles Jr.; grandchildren Anna, Evan, Neal, Brittany, Christopher, and great grandchildren Jayden and Shawn.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Elton Eugene Iles.
His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service honoring his life will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Paul Lintern will officiate and entombment will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park Mausoleum with American Legion Post # 243 of Galion performing military honors.
Contributions in his memory to Southside Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Don’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com