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Donald C Trainer

Washington County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Nov 2013 (aged 86)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 175481207 · View Source
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Donald Trainer of Toledo, Ohio passed away November 10, he was 86. He said he had done more than most in his life -and he's right - he did. Traveling thousands of miles on his beloved Goldwing motorcycle gave him enormous pleasure. Co-workers at Ford (he was a skilled millwright) will remember him arriving on his bike rain, snow or shine. He was born in Pekin, Indiana and had great memories of working the farms and driving wildly on the curvy, hilly roads of southern Indiana.

After spending time in Italy at the end of WWII, he married Aileen and joined a construction crew driving the big Caterpillars that built the OH and PA turnpikes. Many adventures followed. One of the best was meeting what would become lifelong friends in Denver, PA in 1949. These much loved people enriched and changed the course of his life.

He and Aileen (married 66 years) entertained themselves by pulling Airstreams all over the country looking for places of interest and meeting the best people ever. What fun they had!

Don was a long time member of Christian Fellowship South and served as needed. Many long lasting friendships were forged here. The years of fellowship and the ongoing support of this remarkable church have provided great comfort.

His last year has been his biggest challenge (dialysis) but his stoic determination to live, gave him more time with us.

He lost his beloved son, Steven, in 1995. His daughter, Donnie, and husband, Mike Erskine, have provided him with grandchildren, Lynn, Rusty, Chris, Sara, and six great-grandchildren.

He was one of the good ones and will be missed so much.

Friends may visit at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorials to Christian Fellowship of Toledo South 6711 Pilliod Rd. Holland, Ohio 43528.

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 12, 2013

This above obituary and additional information below added by Theresa Renee Wright [Vermeulen] Bonetti 01/18/2017: Donald was my uncle and brother to my mother Diane Carolyn Trainer Wright.

Donald Clair Trainer was born 12 March 1927 in Pekin, Indiana to Virgil Franklin and Geneva Margaret (Bush) Trainer. Donald was preceded in death by his parents: Virgil, 28 July 1982, Geneva, 05 March 1978, sister, Diane Carolyn (Trainer) Wright, 10 August 1995, brother-in-law, Floyd Atkins Wright, 15 July 1985, nephew, Roger Lee Wright, 24 December 1953, father-in-law, Harold Russell Martin, August 1963 and mother-in-law, Hazel Kathleen (Anderson) Martin, 16 December 1995. Donald was enlisted in the Army during WWII as a Private on November 5, 1945 in Co D 216 IJB 66 Regiment at Camp Blanding, Florida. After marriage to his wife Aileen, Donald worked some years of his life with his dad, Virgil Franklin Trainer, on road construction running heavy earth moving equipment when building the Pennsylvania & Ohio Turnpikes. During those years, Donald and his wife, Aileen lived at the Dennings Mobile Home Court on Route 30, Irwin, Pennsylvania. Later in life, Donald was a millwright at Alcoa Aluminum and then worked at the Ford Company, retiring in mid 1991 when Donald and Aileen lived in Toledo, Ohio. Interment of Donald is at Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 according to the Walker Funeral Home Web Page.

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  • Created by: Theresa {TR Wright} 1)Vermeulen 2)Bonetti
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175481207
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald C Trainer (12 Mar 1927–10 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175481207, citing Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Theresa {TR Wright} 1)Vermeulen 2)Bonetti (contributor 48859808) .