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Deanie Donat

d. March 17, 2018

Deanie Donat

Wilma Deane Donat, 89, of Antwerp Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

Deanie was born in Cecil on October 2, 1928 a daughter of the late Paul & Fannie (Grimes) Gilts.

She had 28 years of service as a lab technician at Paulding County Hospital, was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church & Antwerp American Legion & VFW Auxiliaries and a loving wife, mother & grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Laurel (Kirk) Hopkins of Antwerp; Luann Schaar of Hamilton, IN & Lyndon (Cindy) of Louisville, KY; son-in-law, Larry Bryant of Huntertown, IN & daughter-in-law, Mary Evans of Antwerp; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren & one on the way.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Max; children, Leta Bryant & Lance & siblings, Mildred Heck, Mable Riggenbach, Harry, William & Helen Gilts.

Service is Thursday, 11 am, First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also Wednesday, 5-8 pm, Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to the First Presbyterian Church or Antwerp Branch Library.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp

126 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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