Donald "Don" W. Kiracofe

Born: Thu., Sep. 29, 1932
Died: Sun., May 17, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., May 22, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., May 22, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Cairo, Ohio

Donald W. "Don" Kiracofe, 87, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, Ohio.  He was born on September 29, 1932, in Lima, Ohio, to Harry and Ada (Risser) Kiracofe.  They both preceded him in death.

On May 1, 1955, he married Mary Ellen Brenneman, she preceded him in death on November 18, 2014.

Don was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School.  He had worked for the Bluffton Stone Quarry, from which he retired.  He was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church, the Cairo Sportsman Club and he played on the Cairo men's slow pitch softball team.  He enjoyed coon hunting, with the dogs that he raised and trained.  The entire family all enjoyed fishing and the great times that they had at their cottage in Michigan.  And, we can't forget how very much he liked to play euchre.

Surviving is his daughter, Rose E. McOwen; four grandchildren,  Aaron (Christina) McOwen, Nicole (Brian) Wingate, Holly McOwen and Sarah McOwen; and five great grandchildren,  Kylee, Kaiden, Bella, Landen and Nathan.

He was preceded in death by his daughter:  Carolyn Kiracofe, his son, William Kiracofe; and his son in-law, Robert "Bob" McOwen.

Friends may call on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, from 11:00 am until time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm.  Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate.  Burial will be at a later date in Cairo Eastside Cemetery.

If you choose to attend the visitation or funeral, please use a face mask and practice social distancing.  The family understands that if you choose to stay home at this time, please take a moment and remember Don, and go online to, to share a memory and/or your condolences.

Memorial contributions to Cairo United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

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William E. Reese Family
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
We pray God will bless, comfort and console the family now as Don leaves us on his journey to Heaven. Rest In Peace my dear wonderful cousin.

Tobi Ann (Hammer) Meyer
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
My dad and Keerdy Cup (as my dad called him) were good friends. They had many stories to tell. I absolutely loved Don & Mary Ellen. Thankful for the many good memories I have of them. To you my dear friend Rose - may God bless you and give you strength at this time - to you and your family. Prayers & Love - Tobi Ann

Fred and Susie Wiess
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathy too your dad worked with Don at the stone quarry had many great stories of them working together...

Marsha Stechschulte
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Don will be missed at Hilty Home. He loved sharing jokes and witty remarks with the staff.

Louise Myers
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Rose & family so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We saw him when we went to see the "gang" from Cairo at the home. A great guy. You take care. Be assured you were loved and appreciated by your parents. Stay safe as Marlene & I will and we will be staying home.
We are old and don't need to be out in public yet. Louise

John and Esther Spaeth
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Dear Rose and family,
Our deepest sympathy to each of you. May God comfort you. Sending hugs!

Julia and John blockberger
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
We will miss our cousin Don very much as we also miss Mary Ellen and their two children. Our prayers for Rose and family.

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