Don E. Ross, age 90, of Celina, passed away at the Celina Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born on July 29, 1930 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Harley and Mary (Bowman) Ross. On August 4, 1951 he married his childhood sweetheart Iris Young in El Paso, Texas and she survives at their residence in Celina. He is survived by his son Christopher Ross of Celina, his daughter Teresa (Matt) Falkenstein of Bend, Oregon, grandchildren Zoe (Tyler) Joyce, Miles Falkenstein, and several nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, sister Margaret (Roy) Fox and infant sister Virginia Ross.
Don graduated from New Madison High School with the class of 1948. Then he proudly severed his country in the United Sates Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He was a member of Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina. He retired as a teacher from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio in 1995. In his later years, he became interested in Wood Intarsia and his art work was displayed in several art shows and in local restaurants as well as his studio. In his younger days, he was an avid fisherman, hunter and rider of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Due to the national health concerns, memorial services will be held at a later date. Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home has been entrusted with Don’s services. Interment of Don’s remains will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to State of The Heart Care 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences may be shared with the Ross family on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
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