Donald Eugene Kirchner

1935 - 2020

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Donald Eugene Clement Kirchner died peacefully on September 14, while surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov 8, 1935 to the late Joseph and Matilda Ficzo. He was an amazing man, loved and cherished by his family and friends. He leaves a legacy and memories that lives on through his family and the stories he would tell. Donald was a boy scout leader while raising his children. He loved Ohio State football, travelling and would help everyone in need. His grandparents arrived from Austria, gathering in German Village in Columbus, OH. He raised his family in North Baltimore, OH. He retired from Mosler Safe Co. as a sales engineer, meeting the needs of banks in Ohio & Indiana. He met his wife, Wanda Baney Kirchner in high school and she survives. They married in 1954, spending 66 wonderful years together, and were blessed with 3 daughters, Deborah (Steve) Field, Tracy Blake, Jennifer (Allen) Emahiser, who all survive. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kelsey (Doug) Brooks, Joseph (Tawnee) Kirchner, Donnie (Laura) Kirchner, Brittany Chipps, Seth Blake, Dakota Blake, Rio Boring, Andraya Emahiser, Alexis Emahiser and Mitchell Emahiser and several great grandchildren and a host of other friends, family, and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his son, Donald Eugene Jr. The family would like to say a special thank you to Bridge Home Health & Hospice for all the care given to Donald. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at SMITH CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions can be directed to Bridge Home Health & Hospice. Online condolences are welcomed by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Wednesday, September 16th 2020 5:00-7:00pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, September 17th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

  • Final Resting Place:

    Weaver Cemetery [Map]
    Bloom Township
    Bairdstown, Ohio 45872

  • Contributions:

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice -
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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