Donn L. Stimmel

January 03, 1955 ‒ October 13, 2020

Lewis Center, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Donn L. Stimmel, age 65 of Lewis Center passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at his home.

He was born on January 3, 1955, in Delaware to the late George and Ruby (Lindquist) Stimmel. Donn worked as an autobody repairman and painter, most recently for Blue’s Auto.

His passions were music, singing, playing the guitar, as well as driving fast cars. He also enjoyed fishing and socializing at the Backstretch. Kind and caring, he was a quick-witted jokester. Donn would gladly chop wood for anyone in need, especially his friends. He will be remembered for his numerous backyard fires, where friends would congregate and play music.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Alisha (Jonathan) Michael of Candler, NC, grandson Joshua, niece Heidi Brown of Marysville, and aunt Iola Engelmann of Cannon Falls, MN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his twin brother Dean.

Inurnment will take place privately with the other members of his family in Africa Cemetery. A service of remembrance is being planned for next Spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am sad to hear of Donn’s death. Many fond memories from “back in the day”.
    Alisha,I have some good photos of Donn if you would like to see, or even have. Feel free to send me an email, or a text. 740-815-4857

  • Donn will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. He was ‘one of the good guys’. Always thinking of others first, and ready to give the shirt off his back for anyone. I loved his charming smile and huge heart. He once said to me ‘never change, stay just the way you are’. Those words will make me smile whenever I think him. Thank you Donn. RIP.

  • Donnie had such a kind heart! Loved our talks we had at my moms house, but most of all, loved how he always looked after her, brought her all the wood she needed out of the kindness of his heart, he knew he was loved loved by her!

    Ginger Sealey-Williams

  • Donn, you will be missed my friend. I will always remember the Canada trips, sitting by the fire listening to your music, relaxing in the clubhouse by a warm fire and so, so many other memories. Donn, you were a good and decent man I always respected. Your friend Don

  • Donn was such a good neighbor and life long friend of the family. He was always there to help us anytime we needed. He will surely be missed. RIP Donn Boy.

    Love,
    The Moses Family

  • Donn, You have been my friend since high school. We go back a lot of years and all the good times we had messing around with cars. I still miss Dean to this day. RIP my friend . Your friend Jed

  • Dear family, Condolences from the Hattar family : Rev. 21:4 He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death. Amen

  • Alisha, so sorry for you and your family’s loss. We are praying that the Lord would comfort you with the assurance of His soon return to make all things new.

  • Donn,
    At Olentangy High School, you were always fun to be around. You made me feel welcome to a new school where I didn’t know anyone. You made me laugh and brought joy and happiness to those around you. Thanks for helping me through a very hard time in my life!
    God bless you Donn!

  • Donnie,
    From the day I met you, back in 1973, I loved you…Always have, always will…
    You will stay in my heart forever, and I will see you every time I look at my beautiful daughter, Alisha…
    My heart…
    Sherry Dawson Spencer

  • Rest easy my friend – you and your brother Dean were quick-witted and talented with your hands. Your guitar expressionism and your ability to fix things never ceased to amaze. I missed seeing you on my last visit to Delaware in August, I will always regret that we were not able connect as we did on past visits. When the time comes, I hope to see you and Dean again. Rex Prosser Fairview NC

  • I am so very sad to read this news. I met dean and Donn in 7th grade….and honestly, they were unforgettable. Cute, smart, funny. They both still hold a special place in my heart. Lots of good times through high school….I guess adulthood got in our way…we lost touch. I last saw Donn at a class reunion…I was happy he came. I was always going to stop and say hi when I drove by and he was out….wish I had. Maybe I could have sat by the fire and listened to music as his friend. RIP Donn…and be nice to your brother when you see him.

  • This makes me so sad! Donn was always one of the good guys. Saw him last at a class reunion and we joked about all the fun he had working with my Dad doing construction. Rest In Peace Donn – enjoy your reunion with Dean.

  • So sorry to hear this,I remember Donn and Dean coming to school and the teacher put them next to me, boy that was a mistake, had lots of fun talking with them, getting in trouble for talking, but have great memories over the years, RIP. Pam Williams

  • Donnie was our next door neighbor growing up and was good friends with my brothers Dick and Mike Green. We will miss his funny jokes and his smile

  • i remember good times in high school. Both Donn and Dean were great guys. we used to skate on the Jones pond behind their house on cold winter nights. prayers for the family.

  • Oh Donn,my friend, will miss you much. Everywhere I look I see your handiwork, the patio, the firepit, the walkway, etc. what would I have done without you? You had a way of caring without asking for anything back that is rare. I will miss your smile, your calls, and you. Prayers for your family and friends …..

  • Donn, you always would say such nice things whenever I would run into you, which really helped this old lady’s self esteem. I also never saw you in a bad mood. We would gather together and you always had some crazy story to tell. Then you always ended it with, “I kid you not”, and then you would smile that Cheshire Cat smile and everyone would be quiet for a second and burst out laughing because you were pulling their leg. The other memory I have was riding with Zane Partlow to 521 and seeing Bob Armstrong, you and your brother Dean, Mark Smart, Ron Collins, a few other people drag racing. It was one of the scariest things I ever did in my life and I never told my kids that I Road in a car drag racing. I wish we had more time together to share all the crazy stories Because the Lewis Center Louise had so many adventures that you probably could have written a novel, but when I get up there to meet you I really would love to hear more stories of your Wild Times in and Around Lewis Center Ohio. I’m Really going to miss you and your bad boy image at our class reunion Donn. Please send your Angel down from Heaven to keep all us old ladies happy❤️🙏🏻🤦🏻‍♀️😢. To good to be gone so young❤️🙏🏻😥

  • Donn, you always would say such nice things whenever I would run into you, which really helped this old lady’s self esteem. I also never saw you in a bad mood. We would gather together and you always had some crazy story to tell. Then you always ended it with, “I kid you not”, and then you would smile that Cheshire Cat smile and everyone would be quiet for a second and burst out laughing because you were pulling their leg. The other memory I have was riding with Zane Partlow to 521 and seeing Bob Armstrong, you and your brother Dean, Mark Smart, Ron Collins, a few other people drag racing. It was one of the scariest things I ever did in my life and I never told my kids that I Road in a car drag racing. I wish we had more time together to share all the crazy stories Because the Lewis Center Louises had so many adventures that you probably could have written a novel, but when I get up there to meet you I really would love to hear more stories of your Wild Times in and Around Lewis Center Ohio. I’m Really going to miss you and your bad boy image at our class reunion Donn. Please send your Angel down from Heaven to keep all us old ladies happy❤️🙏🏻🤦🏻‍♀️😢. To good to be gone so young❤️🙏🏻😥

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. Growing up, our Dad (Roger Mayes) had the Music Barn downtown Delaware, and also worked on cars up on 23 at my grandparents place, so Donn was always around! He was always smiling, always helping. Nothing but fond memories of Donnie. John 5:28, 29