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“I hope it helps to know he is without pain and he is finally relaxing with the Lord. He has been thru so much. Our family has enjoyed the ice...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Juanita Wright

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Gehringer family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Frye-Atkins - Margate, FL

“Mr. Gehringer was a great man and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayer go out to the family. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: The Knolton family - Memphis, TN

“Sending condolences to the entire Gehringer Family from Terry and Dixie Lomax. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Dixie Lomax - Bartlett, TN

“My Grandpa was one of the most amazing people in my life. Just about every childhood memory I have includes My Grandpa (Don) & Grandma (Betty). It...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Gehringer-Smith - Memphis, TN

“Our condolences to the entire Gehringer Family. Captain Jim Drozdowski. Lorain County Sheriff's Office ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Don was a good man a great neighbor at Schaun Acres and we enjoyed our visits with him and Betty. We know he is in our Lord's hands now and is...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ken & Doris Kopp - Elyria, OH

“We had many fun times with Don (& Betty) at the campground. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ron & Jeanne Moser - Avon, OH

“On behalf of the Grafton Grangers 4-H Club, we send our deepest sympathies to the family during this time of loss. Many of us have enjoyed square ice...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Grafton Grangers 4-H Club

“with deepest sympathy to louie & sue! ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: jan gede

“You will be Greatly Missed We have had some good time.we will miss you so much and also are poker player I know you are in a better place and no pain...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Nick and Laura Cajka - Lorain, OH

“On behalf of the Village of Kipton Police Department, I would like to extend our condolences to his wife, Betty, and the rest of Don's family.Chief...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Chief James McManus

“On behalf of all of the officers and staff of the Lorain Police Department I would like to express our condolences to the family of Chief Gehringer. ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Chief Cel Rivera

“Lou and Sue, So sorry for your loss, Take care. Ray and Darlene Halliwell Birmingham,Oh. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ray Halliwell

“To Don Jr. Hi Don. I was sure sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You had a lot of years there. I lost my Mom and Dad at 70 years old back...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Walter Gould

Donald E. Gehringer Retired Chief of Police-Kipton
Don was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday Nov. 12, after a lengthy illness he was surrounded by family and friends at his passing. He was born on December 1, 1931 in Kipton and lived most of his life in the Kipton area.
Don is survived by his loving wife Betty J. (nee Langdon) with a marriage that endured for 60 years, a daughter Sandra (Lowell) Behner of Nova, OH, and three sons, Clyde (Sharon) Gehringer, Don Gehringer Jr. residing in Memphis, TN., Lewis (Susan) Gehringer of Birmingham, OH. along with seven grandchildren, nine-great grandchildren, and a sister Delores (Alan) Todd of Wakeman, OH. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Norma C. (nee Sabin) and Henry L. Gehringer, (1984) and a sister Marilyn (Emil) Becker (2010).
Don graduated from Camden High School class of 1949 and later pursued higher education at Lorain County Community College and Lorain County Sheriff's auxiliary all while working full-time at Bendix Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake in Elyria, where he was employed full-time until he retired in 1981. Don was an active member of the Camden Volunteer Fire department for many years. He retired as Chief of Police from the Kipton police department in 2004, where he had served the community for over 45 years. A mentor to many young people throughout his life as baseball coach, Boy Scout leader, and friend. He was past president of the Wellington Eagles 2051.
Don and his wife Betty owned and operated the Jumbo Cone ice cream stand at the Lorain county Fair for over 40 years.
Don was an avid bowler, he is on the Wall of Fame at New London Lanes, New London, having rolled a record game of 299. He enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing, and traveling spending most of the winter months in Memphis.
Arrangements are being handled by the Morman funeral Home, Wakeman, where viewing will be held on Monday November 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 at the Kipton Community Church. Rev. Lee Stull and Pastor Chuck Livermore will be officiating.
Contributions can be made to the family in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at