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Donald Nye

Donald G. “Don” Nye, 93, of New Riegel, passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2020, at The Willows at Tiffin.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1926, in Alvada to Cyril and Germaine (Gosche) Nye. On July 31, 1948, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, he married Edna M. “Honey” Elchert and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2014.
Survivors include his sons, Dale (Dawn) Nye and Roger (Maryann) Nye, both of New Riegel; daughters, Carolyn (Carl) Schalk of New Riegel, Bonnie (Stephen) Hohman of McCutchenville and Regina (Dave) Wagner of Alvada; sons-in-law, Ken (Linda) Bowers of Tiffin and Florian Reinhart of Fostoria; brother, Richard (Rosie) Nye of Alvada; sisters, Mary Lou Weinandy of Carey, Idella Reinhart and Eloise (Lewis) Reinhart, both of Fostoria, Donna (Gene) Wagner of Alvada, Theresa (Ralph) Szyblewski of Tiffin and Sharon (Marvin) Hohman of Tiffin; 29 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Jane Bowers and Linda Reinhart; brothers, Delbert Nye, Cyril Nye Jr. and Carl Nye; and sisters, Berneida Lichtle and Shirley Daniel.
Don retired from ITT/Sterling and was a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel. He had a strong Catholic faith, sang in the church choir for 13 years at St. Peter’s and enjoyed farming, home brewing, making cider, eating popcorn, being outdoors, cutting wood, dancing, singing, watching Westerns, Andy Griffin and Mayberry. Don loved spending time with his family, had a soft heart and loved singing “You Are My Sunshine” to his wife.
His funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at All Saints Parish, New Riegel, with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer officiating. The mass will be livestreamed at Burial willl follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, New Riegel. Due to COVID-19, the family will not be receiving visitors, but the casket will be open from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or All Saints Parish.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at

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