Saturday, July 18th, 2009
Donald E. Willoughby, 86, 841 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 12:35 a.m. July 16, 2009, at the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born March 6, 1923, in St. Marys to Clarence and Ida Hoagland Willoughby. On Oct. 24, 1942, he married Dorothy Jones, who died May 27, 1987.
Surviving are a son, Drake (Sue) Willoughby, Slocomb, Ala.; and two grandsons, Shane Hughes, Spencerville, and Jimmy Finke, St. Marys.
Deceased are three brothers, Vernon, Clarence and Earl Willoughby; and a sister, Laura Thomas.
He was a retired truck driver. A 1941 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a scout and saw action in Italy with the 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of St. Marys, and the Wapak Chapter of the Disabled American Vets.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial with military honors is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society.
Condolences can be sent to Millerfuneralhomes.net.