Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Donald R. Wells age 77, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at his home following a short illness.

Born in Cleveland he had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 10 years moving from Findlay where he lived for 33 years. Mr. Wells served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Donald earned a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College, now known as Cleveland State. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Dow Chemical in Findlay for over 25 years, retiring in 1986. He then continued to work as a consultant.He was a member of Fields United Methodist Church, N. Ridgeville, Hancock Handlebar Club, Hancock County Naturalist Club, Findlay Sertoma Club and volunteered with the Boy Scouts in Findlay and the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. He was also active with the Building Committee of Wildflower Homeowner’s Association. He enjoyed woodworking, bicycling, collecting trains.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty (nee Coffelt); son, Thomas (Sharron) of Kenton; granddaughter, Amy (Mike) Kovalsky, great-grandchildren, Aidan and Nathan Kovalsky all of N. Ridgeville; sister, Margaret (George) Nagy of Sugarcreek and brother, Arthur (Mary) Wells of Elyria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Laverne Wells.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 PM at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, N. Ridgeville.

Services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM in the funeral home. Jeff Sweitzer, Spiritual Coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve, will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakewood Park Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 424 Middle Ave., Elyria, Oh 44035.

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