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Donald G. Heuring II Obituary


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“Mr H was a great teacher, I had him 25 yrs ago and he still is a key figure in my memory of growing up, being a leader and a friend. Andy ”
1 of 61 | Posted by: Andy Huffman - Vermilion, OH

“I was deeply saddened to learn the shocking news of Don's passing. (I was away for two weeks, returning to Oberlin today.) Don was a kind and...Read More »
2 of 61 | Posted by: Diane Doman - Lorain, OH

“To Don & Marsha, Roger & Patricaia The Hunker family are so sad to hear of Donald passing. We had a lot of good summer together with our father...Read More »
3 of 61 | Posted by: June (Hunker) Obarr - Fostoria, OH

“Don Sr. and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Having talked with Don Jr. just once in Bellevue, he seemed like a fun-loving guy. I appreciated...Read More »
4 of 61 | Posted by: Janet Scagnetti - Bellevue, OH

“A heartfelt THANK YOU to our now "extended Family" of Don's friends. Whether you shared in his life as one of his students, or co-workers,thru...Read More »
5 of 61 | Posted by: Pat Zerman & Donald G Heuring - OH

“I fondly remember Don from working on Staph at Firelands BSA. Especially 1996 when i was Archery Director and Don of course ran shooting sports... I...Read More »
6 of 61 | Posted by: Joe Keys

“Marsha, Lisa and Jeff--We were so shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Don. Please accept our condolences and know that our...Read More »
7 of 61 | Posted by: Cheryl Strehle - Birmingham, OH

“Don - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 61 | Posted by: marian blevins - Port Clinton, OH

“Dear Marsha and Family, Don will be sadly missed. The service today offered peace and closure for my Friend, Lisa and Jeff's Father, your Husband,...Read More »
9 of 61 | Posted by: mary aufdenkampe - vermilion, OH

“I knew Don through our involvement with Southshore Wrestling Officials. I was one of the officials who was working the wrestling tournament with Don...Read More »
10 of 61 | Posted by: Pat Brown - Norwalk, OH

“Marsha, John & I are so very, very sorry and sad for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have a new Social Worker...Read More »
11 of 61 | Posted by: DeAnna & John Petruchik

“Pat, Take as much time off as you need to recover because it's a sad time. Hang in there. Jackie ”
12 of 61 | Posted by: Jackie Roberts

“Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. He's still with you in spirits. I know what you're going through. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
13 of 61 | Posted by: Jackie Roberts

“Dear Marsha and family, Don (Sr.), Pat and Roger: So very sorry to hear of Don's sudden passing. Our sympathies to all of you and your extended...Read More »
14 of 61 | Posted by: Bo Loeffler - Port Clinton, OH

“I came to know Don over the last 5 years or so. We frequently went to lunch together. I was actually on my way to find him today to go to lunch when...Read More »
15 of 61 | Posted by: Aaron Clark - Brunswick, OH

“Marsha and Family.. We were so shocked and saddened by Don's death. Our prayers and Love are with you and the family at this very difficult time. ...Read More »
16 of 61 | Posted by: Karen and Frank Sobieralski

“Marsha and Family.. We were so shocked and saddened by Don's death. Our prayers and Love are with you and the family at this very difficult time. ...Read More »
17 of 61 | Posted by: Karen and Frank Sobieralski

“Marsha and Family.. We were so shocked and saddened by Don's death. Our prayers and Love are with you and the family at this very difficult time. ...Read More »
18 of 61 | Posted by: Karen and Frank Sobieralski

“Thanks for sharing all the wonderful words and memories about Don - it is comforting in this difficult time. He was a great Brother and wonderful...Read More »
19 of 61 | Posted by: Roger, Jaclyn & Lauren Heuring - NJ

“I guess in a small way I was a student of Don's for Camp Firelands, Don was the Aquatics Director, He roped off a section of the pool for those...Read More »
20 of 61 | Posted by: James J Tobin - LaGrange, OH

“I was a student of Mr. Heuring's at Firelands High School in 1977. He was one of the best teachers I ever had. He made learning fun and you could...Read More »
21 of 61 | Posted by: Laura Osborne - past student

“Marsha, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband!! I will be praying for you and your family! ”
22 of 61 | Posted by: Linda Lindsey - Toledo, OH

“A good friend and mentor from Firelands summer camp many years ago. Was always good for a laugh but truly relished working with youth. A great man...Read More »
23 of 61 | Posted by: Michael Ursem - Pasadena, CA

“Dear Marsha and family, It is with extreme sadness that I read of Don's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope your many...Read More »
24 of 61 | Posted by: Barb Linden Bower - Huron, OH

“Don was a great man and dear friend. The world will never again be the same from my first summer camp when Don worked trading post and his wife was...Read More »
25 of 61 | Posted by: Tracy Lovell - Elyria, OH

“Mr. Heuring was a great Teacher, Friend. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family, wife, children, grandchildren. May...Read More »
26 of 61 | Posted by: Debbie Broeckel Petrunyak - CO

“A Great Man and a Great Teacher you will be dearly missed !!!!!!!!!!!! ”
27 of 61 | Posted by: Kim Prinzing - Las Vegas, NV

“you were a great teacher and friend to all who passed thru. you will be greatly missed ”
28 of 61 | Posted by: joshua harrell - niles , OH

“Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories of Don as a husband and father fill your heart and comfort you and your family at this...Read More »
29 of 61 | Posted by: Barb Cruz

“May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of God. Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. ”
30 of 61 | Posted by: Jay & Diana Moss - Polk, OH

“You will be greatly missed. You were an awesome teacher!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME!! ”
31 of 61 | Posted by: Lynnette Gilles (Housel) - OH

“We will miss you Don. You were a great friend and fellow coin dealer. I always enjoyed the good times and stories we shared. We enjoyed going to...Read More »
32 of 61 | Posted by: Chris and Angel Richards

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the opportunity to get to know Jeff who I would believe has his father's great character. I know...Read More »
33 of 61 | Posted by: Phoebe Wisnyai - Kingsville, OH

“Don's memory will live long in our hearts, he was a great guy, everyday he would come in and say "I am available for errands or anything you need",...Read More »
34 of 61 | Posted by: John and Ronnie Cole - Oberlin, OH

“Dear Marsha, We were shocked and saddened by the news. Please know our love and prayers are with you, Lisa, Jeff and all the family. Love, Bob...Read More »
35 of 61 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Brown

“Don was a great man. The amount I learned from him the few years I worked at camp, has been priceless. The world has lost a leader, teacher,...Read More »
36 of 61 | Posted by: Sean M. Bailey - Rock Hill, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Our deepest condolences. Rob and Joan ”
37 of 61 | Posted by: Rob and Joan Sliman - Phoenix, AZ

“My Condolences to the family. The world has truley lost someone who cared. I have some great memories of him both in the classroom and on the...Read More »
38 of 61 | Posted by: Jeff Zickefoose - Surprise, AZ

“I have fond memories of Mr. Heuring. He taught our history class in '97. He always had good rapport with the students and a great sense of humor....Read More »
39 of 61 | Posted by: Christopher Duda - Vermilion

“Mr. Heuring was one of my favorite teachers in middle school. He seemed to be able to make the boring subject of History come alive. He was a strict...Read More »
40 of 61 | Posted by: Roberta (Carson) Plumley - NC

“Heuring Family, My condolences. Working with Don at Sailorway was truly filled with many memories. I learned tough guys like Don could also have...Read More »
41 of 61 | Posted by: Joe Tellier - Amherst, OH

“Great memories will never pass. I will remember them always.Goodbye Don, I will see you at the next camping season. ”
42 of 61 | Posted by: Chris Morgan - Columbia Station, OH

“i went from a "D" student to an "A" student in history because of his encouragement. He was a great teacher. My thoughts are with Mr Heuring's...Read More »
43 of 61 | Posted by: Rosanna Anderson - vermilion, OH

“We just want to say how sorry we are over you loss! We know how hard it is too lose someone you love! Since we are in Florida I am sorry to say I...Read More »
44 of 61 | Posted by: Marilyn Parker - Lorain, OH

“Dear Marsha, Lisa, Jeff &Traci, and family, So sorry. Your are in our prayers and thoughts! Love, Sandy and Jeff ”
45 of 61 | Posted by: Sandy Clark - cousin

“Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you! I have so many fond memories of our childhodod at your house, Lisa and with your family. I am so sorry to...Read More »
46 of 61 | Posted by: Beth Knoble Dickenson

“Wow, My history teacher .. 4th grade.. He gave a speech every year about going onto Lake Erie when it was icy.. I can still hear it in my head. Also...Read More »
47 of 61 | Posted by: Dina Van Meter - San francisco, CA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Mr Heuring was a wonderful teacher. He always pushed me to do my best and had more faith in...Read More »
48 of 61 | Posted by: Heather Whitesell - Covington, KY

“Mr. Heuring was the most amazing teacher! When I became an adult he would insist that I call him Don but I would tell him that he would always be Mr...Read More »
49 of 61 | Posted by: Julie Jaskiewicz Zelina - Lorain, OH

“You are in our prayers. ”
50 of 61 | Posted by: Charles&Joyce Heuring - FL

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Heuring. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was my teacher awhile back and my favorite...Read More »
51 of 61 | Posted by: Barbara Shank - student

“I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father.I know this is a very hard time.sending prayers and love to all the family..xo ”
52 of 61 | Posted by: Cathy Smith - lisas' friend

“Marsha,Lisa, and Jeff. So sorry to hear about Don's unexpected passing. I taught with him many years ago at Firelands and he was a very nice man. My...Read More »
53 of 61 | Posted by: Karen Fisher - Amherst, OH

“God Bless the Heuring family and he will be dearly missed. ”
54 of 61 | Posted by: Chris Haskell - Cincinnati , OH

“My condolences to the the family and to the community Mr. Heuring was a man not only for his family,but also for the community.We are all saddened...Read More »
55 of 61 | Posted by: Timothy A Carpenter - Martinsburg, WV

“The world has lost a truly great man & teacher. You do not find teachers like this anymore. He was a true inspiration & took it upon himself to...Read More »
56 of 61 | Posted by: Donald Guest - Dayton, OH

“I haven't seen Mr. Heuring in perhaps over 20 years now. Some people you never forget. One of the most important lessons I ever learned, he taught me...Read More »
57 of 61 | Posted by: Pete Cammarata - student

“I'm very sad to hear that Mr. Heuring has passed away. I had him for 8th grade history 10 years ago and I have so many memories from his class. I...Read More »
58 of 61 | Posted by: Kelly M. - Kalamazoo, MI

“Thank you for your investment in me and countless other young people during your important tenure as an educator and a role model for the youth of...Read More »
59 of 61 | Posted by: Nick Davis - Vermilion, OH

“Don was a special person to me. A giving man who was remarkerably friendly and good natured at all times and in all situations. We worked together...Read More »
60 of 61 | Posted by: Joe Close - Wakeman, OH - Friend

“Don was an awesome man , a great swimming instructor and the best rifle teacher. He was always fun to be around and was a good camp companion. ”
61 of 61 | Posted by: Jeffrey Zullo - OH - friend


Donald G. Heuring II, 59, of Wakeman passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. He was born April 4, 1952 in Bellevue, OH the son of Donald G. and Evelyn (nee Heckman) Heuring.

Donald was a history teacher beginning his career at Firelands High School for three years, then taught at Sailorway Middle School for twenty seven years. He was a high school football coach at Firelands and Vermilion for seven years, and a junior high school coach for twenty years. He also coached junior high school wrestling, and was currently a wresting official. Donald was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and was an Eagle Scout. He served as director of shooting and aquatic sports at Firelands Boy Scout Camp. He was an avid bowler and sports fan. Donald was a member and Past President of the Oberlin Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris recipient. He was an active member of Henrietta United Methodist Church, and was a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Donald is survived by his wife Marsha (nee Buchs); daughter Lisa Heuring of Westerville, OH; son Jeffrey (Tracie) Heuring of Lorain; grandchildren Nathaniel and Amelia Heuring; father Donald G. Heuring of Bellevue; sister Patricia Zerman of Bellevue; brother Roger Heuring of New Jersey; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn (nee Heckman) Heuring.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 24th from 4-8 P.M. at Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South St., Vermilion. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Henrietta United Methodist Church 52148 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Oberlin Rotary Club P.O. Box 123, Oberlin, OH 44074, Henrietta United Methodist Church, or the Boy Scouts of America.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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