Donald Lester Musselman

Birth Date: 
Saturday, December 18, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

APPLE CREEK – Donald Lester Musselman, 81, of Apple Creek passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

He was born December 18, 1937 in Apple Creek, the son of Ralph and Helen Clark Musselman.  He married Sandra S. “Sandy” Tufford on June 8, 1962.  She survives.

He had worked at Rubbermaid for 29 years, had been the co-owner of Sandy’s Golden Bear and retired as a Captain from the Apple Creek Fire Dept.  Donald was a 50 year member of the Wooster United Methodist Church.

He played in a family band playing at dances with his sisters, brothers and his mother.  Donald also played the guitar with some other bands.  He was an honored citizen at the Apple Creek homecoming, was a member of the Apple Creek American Legion and the Apple Creek Fire Department and had served as co-president of the Apple Creek PTO

He had proudly served as a member of the Ohio Army National Guard during the Cuban Crisis.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Sandy, are his children, Raymond (Stephanie) Musselman of Pataskala, Jeffrey (Tami) Musselman of Wooster and Rodrick (Anne) Musselman of Irwin; grandchildren, Madelaine (Cody Norris) Musselman and Margaret Musselman both of Columbus, Matthew Musselman of Pataskala, Stirling Musselman of Wooster and Kathrine Musselman of Irwin.  Donald was the last surviving member of 12 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings, Kenneth, Ralph, Harold, Stanley, Charles, Ted, Willard, Merle Musselman and Nancy Saurers, Mary Alice Musselman and Viola Leiner.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Apple Creek Cemetery with Rev. Jim Cooper officiating.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Apple Creek Fire and Rescue, PO Box 238, Apple Creek, OH 44606.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


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Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Apple Creek Cemetery.


We are so sorry to hear about Don. I will think of you both when I'm at the Drs. office. Seems like we were always there at the same time. He will be missed by all of his family and especially Sandy.

My deepest condolences for Jeff and the family during this difficult time.

I only knew Don a short time, but he was a sweet soul and I know he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sandy.

To the Musselman family, I'm very sorry for your loss and I hope all the great memories you have will help ease your pain and loss. I always remember how friendly and welcoming Don (and Sandy) when all us neighborhood kids came over to hang out at your house. Also how nice the outdoor Christmas display was every year! I understand he made all those pieces. I remember that he was on the Fire Dept too. Thinking of all, Gene Barnes

Jeff, so sorry to learn of your fathers passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Jeff and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you.

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