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Donald "Tuner" Tussing

August 2, 1934 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 86)

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Donald “Tuner” Tussing

August 2, 1934 – December 1, 2020


Donald “Tuner” Tussing, 86, of Deshler, Ohio passed away early Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020 at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.


He was born August 2, 1934 in Deshler to the late Pete and Vivian (Zollars) Tussing.  On December 28, 1952 he married Carolyn (Wiedenroth) Tussing at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler.


Tuner was a 1952 graduate of Deshler High School.  He was a skilled carpenter and worked for over 40 years at the former Deshler Lumber Company.  Always a hard working man, he supervised many building crews over the years. 


Tuner volunteered a lot of his time and talents to the betterment of his friends and neighbors.  He was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church; a proud volunteer fireman with Deshler Volunteer Fire Department; member of the Bavarian Club and active in the Patrick Henry High School Athletic Boosters.  He was elected as a Deshler Village councilman and then served multiple terms as the Mayor of Deshler.


Tuner was devoted to his family.  They remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He looked forward to attending the next sporting event or crafting the next woodworking project for the next generation of the family.  He made many clocks and 10 beautiful baby cradles. 


He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carolyn; children, Doug (Joan) Tussing, Port Charlotte, Florida; Sue (Doug) Krauss, Archbold, Ohio; Mark (Robin) Tussing, Deshler; 7 grandchildren, Andrew (Danielle) Tussing; Anne (Tony) DeGiralamo; Laura (Rob) Price; Tim (Jodi) Krauss; Amy (Todd) Huff; Renee (Jason) Walgrave; Heather (Todd) Albright; 17 great grandchildren, Anthony Tussing; Lydia, Leah, Michael DeGiralamo; Quin, Avery, Jackson Price; Trey, Ethan Krauss; Hailey, Hudson, Hunter, Haddie Huff; Andrew, Caroline Walgrave; Dominic, Savannah Albright; brother-in-law, Louis Bremer and sister-in-law, Johanna Georgeff.


He was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Bremer; Marjorie “June” Salisbury; brother, Robert “Bud” Tussing and an infant great grandchild, Hayden.


Due to public health concerns, there will be no public services at this time.  The family will have a celebration of life next summer.  The family suggests memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler Firemen’s Association or CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.


Those wishing to send condolences or messages to the family can do so at  Cards or memorials can be mailed to Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Deshler, Ohio 43516.


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No services to be held

Please note
Due to public health concerns, there will be no public services at this time. The family will have a celebration of life next summer.


Immanuel Lutheran Church
220 West Elm Street, Deshler OH 43516

Deshler Fireman's Association
126 East Main Street, Deshler OH 43516
Tel: 1-419-278-3771

CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center
6817 N, OH-66, Defiance OH 43512
Tel: 1-419-782-5411

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