Donald Dan Augsburger

1934 - 2020

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Donald D. Augsburger, 86 of Rawson, Ohio passed away at 2:00am on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, Ohio, due to pre-existing health issues not COVID. Don was a painter for 57 years, he has laid down his earthy brush and is enjoying the masterpiece that has been created by his Heavenly Father and is now joining his “little lady.” Don was born to Lenoard and Ruth (Sommers) Augsburger on September 25, 1934 in Pandora, Ohio. He graduated from Pandora High School in 1952. His first wife Leona Ziegler Augsburger survives in North Baltimore and son, Mark (Brenda) Augsburger from Kentucky, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Stephanie (Jeremy) Williams, son Finn, Ashley Augsburger, daughter Alexis and sons Lindell and Alario and Scott Augsburger. Don married Carol Ann Bowman, on August 5, 1957 in Findlay, Ohio. They were married nearly 62 years until her passing on May 9, 2019. To this union, they had four children: Tamra L. (Harold E.) Parkins of Mt. Cory, 2 grandsons and 6 great-grandchildren. Justin J. (Megan) Parkins, daughter Mazie and son Cale. Joshua J. (Kelly) Parkins daughters Anna Laira Emma LaKyn. Son Robin Leonard, Lana LeAnn, and infant boy all deceased. Don is survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Gary) McCarty of Santa Ana, California and several nieces and nephews. His brother David D. Augsburger is deceased. Don painted for Myers House of Color, Quinn Painting and retired from Freed Painting and his own painting business for years. He was a union member of local #788. He was also a coon hunter for many years with his favorite dogs, Brownie, Barney, Ranger and Red. Don was active in all sports in school and followed The Ohio State Buckeyes. Don was a Nascar fan and drove sprint cars in his younger years earning the nickname “Willie” will he make it to the finish line. Don served his country in the US Army. Don and Carol traveled all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. They attended a lot of OSU football games, traveling to California to see his sister and several Rose Bowl parades and games. They went to a Final Four Basketball Finals and numerous Daytona 500 Nascar Races. They followed the Findlay Oilers basketball team and went our west on buses the year they went to the finals. Don was always helping someone, he would give them the shirt off his back if they needed one. There will be a memorial service at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Wear masks, social distancing and only attend if you feel safe. There will be a joint burial service for Don and Carol at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mt. Cory at 11:30am on Wednesday. The Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will conduct full military rites at the cemetery. Feel free to come and stay in your car, away from people to say goodbye to an amazing couple. Pastor David Clark will officiate. Memorials can be made to Gospel Fellowship Church, Rawson, Ohio, The Gideons, P.O. Box 386, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or Bridge Hospice Blanchard Valley Health System. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information

  • Memorial Service:

    Wednesday, December 30th 2020 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Pleasant View Cemetery - Mt. Cory [Map]
    300 County Road 37
    Mount Cory, Ohio 45817

  • Contributions:

    Gospel Fellowship Church -
    5214 C. R. 37
    Rawson, Ohio 45881

    The Gideons Society -
    PO Box 386
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice

    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    Joint Burial Service for Don and Carol at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mt Cory with Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad conducting full military rites
    [Live Stream of Service]



Condolences For Donald Dan Augsburger

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To : Tamra and Family
Date :Thursday, December 24th 2020
From : Deb Coats - Pandora
Jim Coats so enjoyed painting with your Dad in his own business and hearing all his adventures...even though it was only for a short time. I am sure they are catching up in heaven this Christmas. Please accept my sympathy!



To : Tamra and family
Date :Thursday, December 24th 2020
From : Scott Marie Wilkins
You are in our prayers at this time. I always enjoyed talking with your dad and if it wasn't for a trip to Bristol TN in 1998 I would never had met my hubby. May God give you the peace you need at this time of loss.



To : Don Augsburger Family
Date :Saturday, December 26th 2020
From : John Peterson Sr
May the Lord give Don's family and friends peace and comfort during this time of loss. Don and Carol are together again for all eternity in Heaven.



To : Don's Family
Date :Saturday, December 26th 2020
From : Bonnie August
Dear Family, I'm sorry for your loss, he was a friend to all who knew him. We enjoyed each visit we had with both Him and Carol.

My prayers are with you in your time of grieving, but you have wonderful memories to share. I'm, sorry I can't join you for the services. Bonnie August



To : Don Ausberger Family
Date :Sunday, December 27th 2020
From : Jerry and Linda Cook
Sending prayers your way on the passing of your Dad. He was able to go home and be with your Mom. Blessings we know they are celebrating in heaven together!💕



To : Tammy Parkins
Date :Sunday, December 27th 2020
From : Gary Butte
Tammy Im sorry to hear of the death of your father. God bless you and your family.x



To : Tammy and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Jack and Pam Pearson
Please accept our condolences in the passing of your Dad! He will be greatly missed . Continued prayers for you all.



To : Tammy and Mark
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Scott Augsburger
Grandpa is at home with grandma in heaven watching over all of us. Together they will continue to be the givers they have always been. Each will continue to love and guide us everyday. Let this not be a mourning of life, but a celebration of grandpa and his reunion with grandma. I Love you all.



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