Donald Robert “Don” Eggerton
December 21, 1927 ‒ October 20, 2017
MANSFIELD: Donald Robert “Don” Eggerton went to be with the Lord Friday evening, October 20, 2017 from his home in Primrose. He was 89.
He was born December 21, 1927 in Pavonia, Ohio to parents Robert & Mildred (McElhaney) Eggerton. After he was graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1945, he went on to marry Mary Jane Brust on December 26, 1945, and they spent 70 wonderful years together until she passed away in 2016. Now they are together again.
Following their marriage, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard and enjoyed going to the Amvets Post #26 and getting together with the Last Man Standing group.
Don worked at Mansfield Screw Machine where he was a machine operator for 50 years before retiring.
He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fast pitch softball. He also drove cars for Skarl Motors and was a driver for Harris Motors. He will be remembered for his quick wit and the jokes that he always had.
He is survived by children Terry Eggerton, Debra (John) Benko and Gary (Kathy) Eggerton; grandchildren Kimberley Eggerton (Tim Bugansky), Kevin (Shelby) Benko, Casey Benko, Katy (Ryan) Minor, Jesse (Marissia) Eggerton, Alec Eggerton and Janson Eggerton; great-grandchildren Tyler, Reagan, Presley, Bradley, Cassidy and Joely; sister Janet (Jack) Dyson; in-laws Frances Medrano, William (Theresa) Brust and Shirley Bixler; many friends at Primrose and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his loving wife; grandsons Christopher Eggerton and Micah Eggerton; daughter-in-law Linda Eggerton.
The Eggerton family will receive friends Monday, October 30, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service honoring Don’s life will begin immediately at 2 p.m. Pastor Brian Amstutz will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Donald’s memory to Dementia Society of America may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Donald’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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