Donald W. Krumel

March 16, 1924 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 95)


Donald William Krumel, 95, of Defiance, died peacefully at 8:05 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, surrounded by his family. He resided at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio since 2013. Prior to 2013, Don was long-time resident of Defiance.

Donald was born on March 16, 1924, in Defiance County to Joseph and Margaret Krumel. He married Helen Rose (Mack) Krumel on October 28, 1950. She preceded him in death in 2013. They were married 63 years.

Don is survived by seven children, Mary (Stanley) Tumbleson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Charles (Beverly) Krumel of London, Ohio, James (Mary Beth) Krumel of Lima, David (Lucinda) Krumel of Defiance, Diane (Sam) Affrin of Tucson, Arizona, Matthew (Denise) Krumel of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Marilyn (Stephen) Weber of Sylvania; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; two brothers; Earl Krumel and Fred (Carmen) Krumel; a sister-in-law, Betty Krumel of Michigan; and a brother-and sister-in-law, Jonas and Marge Mack.

Beside his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Blake Krumel; a brother, Paul Krumel; a sister-in-law Florence Krumel; and brothers-and- sister-in-laws, Wilbur and Dolores Mack and bob and Agnes Mack.

Don grew up during the Depression on a farm near Ayersville, where he graduated from high school. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He worked 43 years at Dinner Bell Foods. He was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Defiance. Don was proud to profess he voted for every election for the past 72 years.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Defiance, with the Rev. John Stites officiating. Entombment will be in Riverview Memory Gardens Mausoleum where VFW Post # 3360 will conduct honorary military rites. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance. A rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rosary Care Center or Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania. Condolences may be shared at


MAR 22. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH, 43512

Mass of Christian Burial

MAR 23. 11:00 AM (EDT)

St. Mary's Catholic Church
707 Jefferson Ave.
Defiance, OH

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