John Donaldson

January 29, 1953 ~ April 1, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Columbus Grove, Ohio

John T. Donaldson, 70, passed away April 1, 2023 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima Ohio.  He was born January 29, 1953 in Lima, Ohio to Owen “Don” and JoAnn (Tate) Donaldson.  He married Rita J. Donaldson and she survives in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

John grew up in Columbus Grove, and graduated from Columbus Grove High School. He graduated from Bowling Green State University.

John retired from Ford Motor Lima Engine Plant. He loved most sports, especially golf.

In addition to his wife, Rita, John is survived by his children, Kristy (Nick) Unterbrink and their children, Sophia and Lillia; Kyle Donaldson and Kimberly Donaldson.  He is survived by his stepdaughter, Lora (Ed) Flinner and their children, Eddie (Krista) and Hunter. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Deb Donaldson and brother-in-law Vaughn Zook.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tedd Donaldson and his sister Carol Zook.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 11:00 A.M until 1:00 P.M at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Geoff Eubank officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of John’s favorite charities:  Special Olympics or The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.

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April 4, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral (Columbus Grove)

Funeral Service
April 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830


Special Olympics of Ohio
921 Eastwind Drive Suite 120, Westerville OH 43081

The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401


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