Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
Donald Eugene Moeller, 76, of St. Marys died at 8:30 a.m. July 11, 2008, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Oct. 21, 1931, in DeGraff, to Marion Arthur and Rathia Strong Miller. On Dec. 24, 1954, he married Stephanie Sue Patterson, who died Feb. 15, 1984.
Other survivors are two sons, Lewis, Farmersville, and Ward (Ellen), New Carlisle; four daughters, Kim of Vero Beach, Fla., Linda (David) McNamara, Kettering, and Heidi (Guy) R. Dennings, St. Marys; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Rathin Eileen; and a grandson.
He worked on the family farm, joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953 as a Military Policeman. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department in 1982, having served as captain. He also drove a tractor-trailer for Evans Potato Company in New Carlisle for several years. He was a member of the American Legion, Vero Beach, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Medway.
Private graveside services were held July 22, at the National Cemetery, Dayton with full military honors.
Contributions can be made to the local fire department or to the James Lockwood Scholarship Fund at the Kettering Education Foundation.
Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys, handled arrangements.