Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


BIG PRAIRIE “ Donald E. Landfair, 91, of Big Prairie passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Holmes Co. Home.
He was born July 1, 1928 in Branch Co., Michigan, the son of Stanley and Gladys Wood Landfair.   He married Virginia Runkle on June 7, 1953.   She survives.
He was a farmer and a horse trader his entire life and had been an auctioneer.   Horses were his lifelong passion and he was a member of the United States Trotters Association.   He was a member of the Holmesville Church of Christ where he had taught Sunday school.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Virginia, are his children Linda (Richard) Alday of Ft. Wayne, Steven (Gloria) Landfair of Shreve, Sandy (Gladys) Landfair of Millersburg, Candy (Ralph) Armstrong of Portland, Indiana and Mike (Terri) Landfair of Nashville; grandchildren Ray (Ann), Cathy, Chris, Jason (Lynn), Billie (Matt), Josh (Rachel), Kevin, Darin, Douglas and Randee (Luke); 14 great-grandchildren with 1 due in July; 17 great-great-grandchildren and a brother Robert (Patricia) Landfair of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Donald E. Landfair, Jr. and brothers Jim and Duane Landfair.
Friends will be received on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Holmesville Church of Christ, 204 W. Main St., Holmesville, OH 44633.
Private family funeral services will be held with burial in the Wooster Cemetery.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Parkinson ™s Society of Ohio, 371 Campbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1296.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Parkinson’s Society of Ohio, 371 Campbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1296.

Private family services will be held.

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Holmesville Chu5rch of Christ, 204 W. Main St., Holmesville


  1. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. The Taft family

  2. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you to have peace and comfort.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. The Ogi Family

  4. It was a pleasure to get to care for Donald. He always knew how to put a smile on my face. I’ll forever miss hearing his whistle to get our attention if he needed something. Prayers for his Family. Thank you for giving me that opportunity. ❤️

  5. So sorry for your loss, all our sympathy and prayers.

  6. My granddaughter admired his intuition about horses. He will be missed.

  7. My dear cousin Donnie will be sorely missed by his Wood family. Donnie always made it clear that he loved us all and that sentiment was returned to him twofold. Without his smiling face, wonderful soft accent, and hugs of greeting, our reunions will never be the same. We all looked forward each year to his amusing tales and enthusiasm for life. His remaining ten cousins send love to his beloved Virginia. Aunt Gladys was blessed with four wonderful boys who became wonderful men.

  8. Please accept our love and heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Donald Landfair to our family. We are thinking of you during these days, and pray that the God of all comfort will rest and abide with you. Looking forward to that future Great Reunion where there is no sorrow and all tears are wiped from our eyes.


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