Donald L. Sipes

August 15, 1928 ‒ November 30, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Donald L. Sipes, 89, of Galion passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

Born August 15, 1928 in Galion, he was the son of Boyd T. and Hazel G. (Hall) Sipes. He married Barb (Poast) Sipes on October 26, 1947 and she preceded him on December 10, 2006.

He graduated from Iberia High School in 1946. Don was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church for the last ten years. He previously served as an Elder for the Iberia Presbyterian Church and was a member there for many years along with his wife Barb. Don was also a member of the Morrow County Farm Bureau, Public Employees Union, Seniors on Center in Mt. Gilead and was a North Bloomfield Township Trustee for 28 years. Don was involved in many community service projects and his carpenter skills are still evident in many homes and buildings in the area. He never knew a stranger and never had anything bad to say about anyone-He was everyone’s friend.

He is survived by sons Dr. David L. Sipes of Galion and Daniel B. (Diana) Sipes of Lexington; daughter Debra McCrindle of Harrisburg, North Carolina and son Douglas R. (Kimberly) Sipes of Harrisburg, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Sipes and Sylvia Noblet-Rankin.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by daughter Donene Marie Sipes; brothers Ivan Sipes and Clarence Sipes and sisters Ethel Palevich, Mabel Miller and Evelyn Wiseman.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 with Rev. Terry Burkhardt officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seniors on Center for their Meals on Wheels program in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • Don was a quiet guy, but I have good memories of him from growing up in the Iberia United Presbyterian Church. He was involved in the leadership of the church, as well as with the youth. Prayers are with his family during this difficult time. God’s peace and hope be with you.

  • Dan and Diane:
    I wanted to express my sympathy in the passing of your Father and Father in Law. May God comfort your hearts.
    Kim B. Histed

  • Debra:
    What a wonderful person he was! I have so many fond memories throughout the years. Mostly, I remember the terrific time we had with him celebrating his 80th birthday in Hawaii! He was delightful and so proud of his daughter’s gift to him.
    Love to all your family.

  • Your father was one of a kind. You have so many moments to cherish. He is at peace now with your Mom. Love you!

  • Don was a great man . I will miss him dearly we all loved him . Prayers go out to the family
    Tina Sqrow. 2nd shift. Mill Creek

  • To Dave, Dan, Deb, and Doug,
    Uncle Don passed over to heaven to be with his heavenly father and all the family saints. Our loss and heavens gain! You are in my prayers.

  • In memory of my Uncle Don

    There are lots of great memories of our Mom’s family get-togethers. It only seems like months ago instead decades. Your Dad was remembered as a hard worker and highly skilled craftsman. I still admire the sun room that he built on Mom & Dad’s ranch in Bucyrus. I always enjoyed conversations with your Dad and the good times.

    May he rest in peace with our other family members who have passed on.

    Love to All,

    Rick & Kathy

  • I’m so sorry and my thoughts are with you all….i would have come but I had to work God bless you all

  • I am sorry for the loss of your father. I remember him as a quiet, kind man. He had a shy but quick smile. God Bless you.