Doyle Edward Mutti

November 15, 1938 ‒ October 26, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

Doyle Edward Mutti was committed to people.  He was dedicated to his family as a loving husband, devoted father, caring grandfather, and loyal brother.  He was compassionate with his co-workers, always giving fair treatment and respect.  Most importantly, Doyle was committed in faith. After fighting the good fight, he finished his race.   Receiving his crown, he passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 15, 1938 in New Philadelphia, the son of Walter E. and Neva W. (Burky) Mutti and graduated from New Philadelphia High School.  Doyle earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University while working full time to support his family.

A U.S. Army Reserve veteran, Doyle served over five years stateside during Vietnam.

On August 7, 1965 he married Donna Ruth Circle with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage.  Doyle and Donna moved to Richland County in 1974.

Doyle worked 15 years at Warner & Swasey in Cleveland and New Philadelphia, and 26 years at Empire Detroit in Mansfield as the Personnel Director.  He was active in the Society of Human Resource Management, American Compensation Association, and the North Central Ohio Personnel Association.

Active in various churches throughout his life, most recently Doyle was a member of Berean Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was part of Christian Endeavor, and Berean Gold.

In addition to his loving wife, Donna, Doyle is survived by five children and their spouses: Tom and Jacki Mutti of Lexington, Ted and Anne Mutti of Lexington, Jay and Patti Mutti of Strongsville, Ben Mutti of Lexington and Jenny Spicer of Columbus.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Caitlin, Taylor, Grace, Allison, Daniel, Garrett and Rachel; a brother and sister-in-law Ray and Faye Mutti of New Philadelphia; sister and brother-in-law Carol and Ted Prybor of North Olmstead, extended family members, and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Friends may call Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4-7 pm in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44904 (419-884-1711).  The funeral service, giving glory to God for the life of Doyle Edward Mutti, will be held Friday morning at 10:30 am in Berean Baptist Church; friends may call the half hour prior to the service.   Pastor Nate Meiers and Pastor Jim Berry will officiate and burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Doyle’s memory may be made to Berean Gold of Berean Baptist Church.

Online condolences to the family may be made by

  • Prayers lifted for peace in the hearts of those who loved him, and celebration on the life well lived by examples shown by him. He will be rewarded.

  • Ben and family,

    We are so sorry for the great loss of your father here on earth, but we also rejoice in His reward. Your father was such a treasure to us personally through his HR job at Empire (now AK Steel). In 1988, with patience and sincere concern for us and our children he assisted us in every way to make our transition from our Pittsburgh home to Mansfield as easy as possible. We were deeply grieving the terminal illness in our mom and grandmother when Tom was hired and started working here, and some days it was his call, very professional as he was, that conveyed the hope and encouragement that we needed. We are thankful that God gave us Doyle Mutti, a great and humble man. We look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

  • The American Red Cross of Carroll, Harrison & Tuscarawas Counties send our deepest sympathy in the loss of a True Hero we wish to say “Thank You for his Past Service to Our Country.”

  • Ben & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We did not know him that well, but when we did see him and your Mom he always had a great smile and always took time to say hello.
    We do not know why God takes the good ones from us, but we do know that your Dad is now in his heaven and is at peace. May the Lord comfort you and all of your family at this time. God Bless Paul & Katy Wehinger

  • Dear Ben,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. It is so difficult to turn
    loose of someone we love so dearly. Having buried two husbands, my heart reaches out particularly to your mother. Even knowing that your
    father was a man of God and dedicated to the Lord, doesn’t relieve all
    the pain. Still, at my age I’m anticipating that journey in the not too distant future.
    God bless you and your wonderful family, Ben. I may see you at the service on Friday. All glory, honor, and praise be to the One who gave
    you all such a wonderful family!

    Alice Deffinger

  • Our sympathy to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Glenn and Carol Mutti and family

  • Donna and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember the days at St. John’s when Jenny, Ben & Kristine were involved in church activities. Doyle was such a nice man and always had a smile on his face. May your faith in God give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time and may your memories bring a smile to your face. Sincere sympathy!
    Bonnie Palmer

  • Our sympathy goes out to Donna and Doyle’s family. As a fellow 1956 graduate of NPHS, Doyle will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he begins his new journey, and with his family as they carry on their lives knowing that he is free of pain and suffering.

  • Donna and the whole family: So very sorry to hear of your loss. Doyle was indeed a true witness of God’s love. May you all be blessed with many wonderful memories to comfort and sustain you at this sad time. His friends are certainly blessed with memories of the example Doyle set as a loving husband and father and living the life of a Godly man in all ways.
    With deepest sympathy, Ron & Rita Odson

  • Dear Donna and family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Doyle was a wonderful man, and Bob and I have good and special memories of St. John’s and our two families growing up together. May our heavenly Father continue to hold you very close as you mourn the loss of your husband and father. He is with our Lord.

    In Christian love,

    Bob and Diann Barnett

  • Dear Mutti Family,
    We are all so sorry to hear of your loss, but comforted to know Doyle’s long fight is over, and he is at peace. God bless you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Walter Family

  • Donna and Family,

    Although I’ve never met Doyle, I’m sure you would say his life was well lived. I know he will be sorely missed.
    That he is no longer suffering, but rejoicing with our Lord, must give you peace and comfort.

    In Christian Love,

    Alice Gelsanliter