Donald E. Hough

June 20, 1929 ‒ February 10, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Donald E. Hough, 90, of Galion passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.

He was born June 20, 1929 in Galion and was the son of Lloyd Elbert and Ida L. (Kerhwecker) Hough. Donald married Helen J. (Grimwood) on July 25, 1960 and they enjoyed 55 years until her passing on November 15, 2015.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Donald worked at the former Komatsu Dresser for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 303 of Galion and the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 of Galion, where he was a past Governor.

Donald was known as a great guy and family man. Everybody came to him to have their cars repaired. Donald enjoyed woodworking, tinkering, fixing things and loved flashlights.

He is survived by son Wayne (Sandra) Hough of Galion; step-son Donald E. Estep of Galion; four grandchildren Erin (Joseph) Kron, Ashly Hough, Nikki Raabe and Adam (Meredith) Estep and eight great-grandchildren Dylan and Alex Kron, Logan and Lincoln Hough, and Brooke, Alex, Oliver and Willis Estep.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by sister Mary Kerhwecker, brother Darrell Hough and a half-sister Edna Roelle.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Grace Point 683 Portland Way North, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Paul Walter officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donald, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • To the Hough Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Donald.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Donald and Wayne and Sandy and family

    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a great brother in law. He and my sister, Helen had a good time together.

    Love to all of you.

    Aunt Donna

  • Your spirit will live on in the memories and gifts of love you left .. the time you and Helen came to visit and I had a termite inspection to do and you rode along, we stopped at the Ratskeller for a pint or two on the way back, you shared war stories. Your grandkids choosing a book to read at night from the bookshelf you made, it’s still at the top of the stairs. Oh, the pouting chair, I hide a smile as I watch one of your great grandkids being sat on it, and the paddle, there’s been more names and notches carved on that. Other little odds and ends that we’ve treasured over the years.
    I can only imagine the joyous reunion happening between you, your beloved mother, brother, and wife.

  • So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I’m sure the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing with him. When I read about everyone bringing their cars to him to be repaired I remember when I was a teenager & brought a car to him & he fixed it. Love, & God bless to all his family.