Donald P. Nesselhauf, 82, of Fremont, died unexpectedly Friday, March 12, 2010 at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Nesselhauf was born in Sandusky, May 9, 1927, son of the late Carl B. and Gladys (Danalds) Nesselhauf. Don was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, American Legion Post 121, Fremont, Clyde Eagles and Teamsters Local 20. He was also a member of the former IAB Club in Sandusky. For 15 years he was on the bowling league in Fremont. He was an avid Elvis fan, and cheered for the Cleveland Indians and Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed dancing of all kinds, especially the jitterbug. He liked to do yard work and fish.
During World War II, Don proudly served with the U.S. Marines, stationed in China. For 38 years he was an over-the-road truck driver for several different companies and earned numerous safe driver awards.
On June 7, 1952, he married the former Carolyn Ballreich, and she survives, as do their eight daughters, Judy (Joseph) Hoffman and Ranae (Michael) Cleveland, all of Clyde, Debra (David) Jay of Findlay, Karen (William S.) Maclean of Pickerington, Donna (Dan) Benfer of Republic, Rebecca (Eric) Rohrbach of Tiffin, Janice Nesselhauf of Clyde and Pamela (Michael) Knaszak of Orchard Park, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Alice Harris of Strongsville, Henry Nesselhauf of Norwalk and Theresa Taegue of Wichita, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Eric Rohrbach; and siblings, Walter, Rolland, Paul and Robert Nesselhauf, Dorothy Nesselhauf, Bernice Wiley and Mildred Friesehgest.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday in Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, with a Christian wake service at 8 p.m. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, Veterans Section, with military graveside services provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at auxterfuneral homescom.