WOOSTER Donald Duck Bruce Hershberger, 76, of Wooster passed away peacefully on June 12, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Don was genuine and caring and made everyone he encountered feel special. He had a tremendous amount of love and pride for his family and was friends to many. His presence will be greatly missed.
He was born August 13, 1937 in Funk, Wayne County, Ohio, the son of Alton Bruce and Hazel Ferne Siegfried Hershberger. He married Janet Wagner on June 21, 1959. She survives.
He had worked at the Wooster Brush Company for 39 years, retiring in 2000. Don was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church, the Wayneaires, numerous barbershop quartets, most recently with Accent where he sang bass and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed golf, spending time at the pool and time with his family and friends. He served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958.
In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his children, Jackie Hershberger (Dale) McKee of Shreve, Jeffrey Hershberger of Bryn Mawr, PA and Jody Hershberger (Dan) Starcher of Wooster; grandchildren, Joel (Brittney) McKee, Jessica (Joey) McKee Franklin and Devon Starcher, a great-grandson Kade McKee and a sister Annabelle (William) Moore of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday evening June 16, 2014 from 5-8:00 p.m.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. Larry Black officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Shreve.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm. at the Wooster United Methodist Church 243 N. Market St., Wooster
Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home