Donald Robert “Don” Eggerton

December 21, 1927 ‒ October 20, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

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.

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  • Dear Terry, Debbie & families,
    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you in this time of loss. Uncle Don was a second father to me during my growing up years & I loved spending summers at his home & being included in family vacations. Many fond memories.
    Blessings, Diana & Dennis

    • Thanks Diana. I also got your card. It’s been too long since we’ve gotten together. Let’s make an effort to next year.


  • Dear Terry and family,

    We were sorry to hear about Don: father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great grandfather. You have our sympathy.

    Fred and Linda

  • I am so Sorry to hear of youe loss. I always looked forward to our Veterans Social Hour at Primrose. I was in charge of this social HOUR and,looked so. Forward to talking with Don, he and my father were both in the Navy. I enjoyed talk with Don..Your family are all jn. My thoughts and prayers

  • Terry and family,

    We were so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Both he and your Mom were great next door neighbors and we enjoyed talking with them and helping your dad in the yard before they moved. We were sorry to see them go from their house to their condo but knew it was the right decision for them.
    Please know that our prayers are with the family at this time.

    Charlie and Sue McKenzie

  • Terry, Debra and Gary, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Most certainly have a lot of great memories spending time over at your mom and dad’s house. I am glad he is in a better place now.