Donald R. Moosbrugger, 83, of 2403 E. St. James Place, Sandusky, died Tuesday evening, March 13, 2007, in the Secrest Nursing Home of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 10, 1923, in Sandusky, and was a 1941 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Don was employed by Ford Motor Company for 35 years, retiring in 1988 as a quality engineer at the Lorain Ford Plant. Prior to this, he had worked at the former Apex Manufacturing Company. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky, the Commodore Denig Post 83, American Legion and the Lowell C. Hein Post 2529 VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Betty J. Klepper; three daughters, Deborah Sutter of Milan, Tamara King and Betsy Moosbrugger, both of Georgia; one daughter-in-law, Gabriele Moosbrugger of Kentucky; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Blakely, Ellen McChesney and Carol Icsman, all of Sandusky; one brother, Ray Moosbrugger of Sandusky; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald A. in 1979, and Thomas R. in 2005; his parents, Edwin and Clare (Mainzer) Moosbrugger; and one brother, Howard Moosbrugger.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday in Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where a prayer service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Father Doug Garand will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.