Elden R. Donaker

| November 4, 2014

DonakerWARSAW- Elden Ray Donaker, 83, of CR 3, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Lafayette Pointe Nursing Home in West Lafayette.

He was born the second generation of now five with the name E. Ray on March 26, 1931 in Perry Twp. to the late Encil Ray and Ruth Mae (Maston) Donaker.  He retired from Owens Corning in Newark, and with his wife he enjoyed camping and traveling, having visited all 50 US States and every Canadian province but Newfoundland, some many times. They spent many winters in Florida.  He enjoyed woodworking, and riding on the John Deere tractor around his farm up until his disability.  He was a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, the former Perry Twp. Grange, and the Union High School Alumni Association.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Mary (Albertson) Donaker, whom he married at Mohawk Parsonage on Aug. 17, 1949, three sons; Earl Ray (Nancy) Donaker of Coshocton, Alan Merle (Janette) Donaker of Walhonding, and James Virgil Donaker (Amy Kent) of Newark, a daughter, Margaret Ann “Margie” (John) Allison of Killbuck, two grandsons; Eli Ray (Darlene) Donaker of Newark, and Ben Alan (Maggie) Donaker of Nashport, eight granddaughters; Brandi Lynn Wagner (Jerry Lewis) of Dresden, Michelle Dawn (Jason) Beitzel of Coshocton, Jenny Rae (Heath) Wolfe of Killbuck, Jamie Nicole (Don) Sours of Killbuck, Jodi Diane Allison (Josh Martin) of Big Prairie, Ashley Dawn Donaker of Newark, Jennifer Elaine (Eric) Harmon of Columbus, and Kellyn Rae Donaker of Walhonding, sixteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Harold (Wanda) Donaker of Frazeysburg, one sister-in-law, Sally (Lee) Kanuckel of Killbuck, one brother-in-law, Don Jackson of West Lafayette, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law; Wanda Jean Donaker and Venona “Nonie” Jackson, and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Sue (Rakaska) Donaker.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor David Fowls officiating.  Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery.  Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  The Perry Chapel Baptist Church is providing a meal and a time for fellowship following the committal service at the cemetery.  www.fischerfuneralhome.com

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., www.alz.org, or to the National Parkinson Assoc., www.parkinson.org

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