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Donn C. Durkee

May 28, 1946 April 6, 2018
Donn C. Durkee
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Donn C. Durkee, 71, of LaGrange passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born May 28, 1946 in Elyria and was a graduate of Midview High School and also attended Kent State University. Donn served his Country in the Army. He worked as an Air Traffic Controller for 13 years at the Oberlin Center, then he went on to work for Parker Hannifin as a safety and control manager until his retirement. Donn was an avid golfer, enjoyed doing sudoku puzzles, traveling. Most of all his family was the light of his life especially his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Jo (nee Miller); daughters Leah (John) Prunty and Jill (Michael) Schaefer both of Grafton; grandchildren Kristin and Joshua Prunty, Julia and Amanda Schaefer; brother Dale. He was preceded in death by his parents Orin and Harriett (nee Crowell); brother Duane. Family will receive friends 2 PM- until Celebration of Life at 4 PM Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria. 440-322-4626. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations in Donn's name to Midview High School endowment fund P.O. Box 121 Grafton, Ohio 44044. Online condolences may be expressed at

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2:00 PM 4/8/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Celebration of Life 4:00 PM Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Midview High School Endowment Fund P.O. Box 121 Grafton, OH. 44044


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