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Donna M. Seiter Flach
Donna M. Seiter FlachRed Rose2Donna M. Seiter Flach, 96 of Essex, died Tuesday evening, December 27, 2016 at Memorial Gables.

She was born August 21,1920 in Marion County to the late Otto H. and Emma (Dutt) Seiter.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, H. Edward Flach of 56 years; grandchildren, Robert Flach and Robin Travis Dennis; a great-grandson, Tony Buxton, and 2 great-great grandchildren, a sister, Midge Ruth, brothers, Perry, Robert, Melvin and Burneldo Seiter; special daughters-in-law, Sandy and Mabel Flach; and a special friend, Harold Hoffman.

She is survived by two sons, Jay (Jackie) Flach, Columbus, Indiana; Robert (Annie) Flach, Lakeview; three daughters, Susie Travis, Marion; De Anna (Terry) Beightler, Richwood; Jan (Brad) Gentzler, Marysville; grandchildren, Mike Flach, Shaun Flach, Keith Flach, Chris Flach, Teri Norris, Bev Wasserbeck, Kim Mathys, Todd Flach, Stacey Flach, Nikki Marvin, Amy Flach, Becky Gruber, Rodney Travis, Bobby Travis, Debbie Thompson, Karen Fink, Jennifer Rausch, John Wheeler, Krista McElroy, Kelly Belmer and Erik Wigal; step-grandchildren, Paul Foster, Vincent Shroats, Jennifer Routman, Nate Fillinger, Kyla Fitzgerald, Josh Stevens; 81 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that had been close to her.

Donna attended Pleasant School and was an outstanding athlete while she was a student.  As a senior she won several medals at the Marion Senior Center.  An avid sports fan, she could be found cheering on her large extended family, as well as many other athletes at most of the volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games at Elgin and North Union.

She was a member of Green Camp Senior Citizens, Richwood Civic Center, Prospect Senior Citizens and Pleasant Senior Citizens, and the Green Camp Get-Together Club for more than 60 years.   She served on the Board of Elections in Green Camp for 25 years and for 30 years in Essex (Jackson Township).  She had also been a central committeeman for the Democratic Party.

She sang in the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church and later Emanuel Reformed Church.

Donna babysat for more than 40 children from the area.  She loved trees and flowers.  Her motto was “Remember yesterday, Dream of tomorrow, But Live for today!”

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Emanuel Reformed Church near Green Camp with Pastor Melvin Bowling officiating.  Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 at the church.  Private burial in the Price Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Donna M. Flach Scholarship Fund for North Union and Elgin student-athletes, c/o Marion Community Foundation, 504 South State Street, Marion, OH 43302 and Emanuel Reformed Church, 4234 Green Camp Essex Road, Marion, OH  43302.

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#1 from: Judy Hall Baker
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 4:26 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

#2 from: Karen & Fred Kellogg
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Donna was a wonderful person that influenced a lot of people. She will be missed by many.  Thoughts and prayers to her large loving family....

#3 from: Don & Peggy Hays
West Mansfield
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 6:18 PM

So sorry for your loss. Donna was an amazing woman and i thoroughly enjoyed being her neighbor for many years. She and our daughter, Kim,  shared their birthday. Thoughts and prayers.

#4 from: Ruth Anderson
Green Camp, Ohio
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM

to the family of Donna Flach,
I send my love and prayers to all of you.
I always enjoyed visiting with Donna at our GreenCamp senior citizens.  She was a very special lady.

#5 from: Richard and Doris Griffith
Richwood OH
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:44 PM

We are sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady.  We so enjoyed knowing Donna through the euchre group at the Civic Center and at all the ball games! What an interesting life she led.  She certainly loved all of her family - she will be missed, but remembered well.

#6 from: Russ and Terri Sivey
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

#7 from: Joan wells
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Dear Donna, You were an inspiration when Tom & I visited with you. Joan

#8 from: Deb Brady
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 11:06 PM

So sorry for your lost may she rest in peace now

#9 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 11:11 PM

To all of Donna's family and friends,  So sorry for the loss of a wonderful neighbor and friend.  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort, peace, and understanding.  Prayers for all of you!  Donna will be sadly missed, but the wonderful memories will always be with all of you!  God Bless!

#10 from: Carol Barr
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:51 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Donna.
She was a wonderful person.
I never saw her when she wasn't smiling.

#11 from: Mary Ward
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 3:02 AM

Condolences to the family.

Mary Lou Ward

#12 from: Richard and Donna Lawrence
Bremen, OH
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:22 AM

Dear Jay, Bob, Susie, DeAnna and Jan,
Your mother was a dear friend to both of us for more than 60 years. What a beautiful woman inside and out and how she loved her family! She truly did live life to the fullest. We had such fun with her and Midge on our trip to California to the Holiday Bowl and our visit with your cousin, Mary, on that vacation. We enjoyed her visits with us here on this farm after we moved. We send you our love and our sympathy.
Dick and Donna Converse Lawrence

#13 from: Judy Carr
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:54 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was truly was a special person. She was very proud of her family tree in her backroom. God be with you.

#14 from: Judy Gray
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Donna was an inspiration to many. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this time.  

#15 from: Sandy Converse HarrisonI
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 11:31 AM

So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing.  We used to run into her every once in a while when visiting family in Marion.  I loved that Lady and grew up with her as graduated with Jay from Green Camp High School many years ago.  Thinking  of all of you.

#16 from: Stephanie Harper Hutchings
Marion, OH
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:21 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Donna.  She was a wonderful person, and a good friend to my grandma.    She always brought a smile to my face when I saw her.     She amazed me at how long she was able to do just what she wanted and did.    Thoughts and prayers for the family> Carry on her tradition of making people smile always and making them feel loved and respected.

#17 from: Linda Taylor- Seiter
Blanchard, MI
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Phill and I are so saddened to learn of Donna's death. We loved talking with her. What a joy she was! Remember all the good times you had with her. Those will carry you through the tough times when you are missing her. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Phill and Linda Seiter

#18 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Any one who knew Donna loved her. She was one very special lady. Hugs and love to all her family.

#19 from: Kay and Jon McAfee
Toledo, Ohio
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Sorry for your family's loss. Donna was a great friend of our dad Harold and family. We always enjoyed keeping up with her and all her activities. She will be missed.  

#20 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood Ohio
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 5:21 PM

We send our Deepest sympathy to the family of Donna.
What a blessing she was to all that knew her.
During her life she impacted so many lives.
She truly lived life to its fullest.
May God bless each of you in the coming days. She will be missed.
In Christ Love.
Jeff and Pam Webb

#21 from: Lucy Higginbotham
Richwood Oh
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Donna was truly a wonderful person that touched the hearts of so many people. Heaven gained another angel.

#22 from: Prudy Wilson / Cindy Herr (Sifritt)
Marion OH
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM

So sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories of when we were young and our family came to visit at the farm  She was such a wonderful lady

#23 from: Regina Travis
Hilliard OH
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:27 PM

God be with you as you grieve the loss of Donna.
Always enjoyed visits and talks with her.

#24 from: Molly
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:10 PM

I will always remember our aggravation and Skip-Bo games before school in the morning!  I'm now playing those games with my daughters and Donna always comes to mind. She will be greatly missed, but always in the hearts of the many people that she's touched over the years.

#25 from: Harold wasserbeck
Lakeland Florida
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Sorry for your loss. I have many special memories of the great times our families had together.Donna was always fun and was a very special person.

#26 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:40 PM

Sending healing prayers to the family! She was a kind gentle woman and will be missed!

#27 from: Rich & Debbie Wheeler & Lois Holton
Marysville (met at the Gables)
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 12:29 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the family. We had the opportunity to meet Donna and the family at the Gables

#28 from: Nana Harrison
Round Rock, TX
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Our deepest condolences to Jan and family. Flooded with wonderful memories of your Mom, Donna. Spending the night at your home, camping at local sites and the big adventure of going to Bruce Mines, Canada. What a sweet smile she shared as you made everyone around her feel at home. May your love and memories hold you during this difficult time of mourning; a temporary good-bye, knowing you will meet again. Love, Nana

#29 from: Connie Ritchie
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 9:05 PM

My sympathies to the family. Jan I have very fond memories of the time spent at your house growing up. Your Mom was a very special lady.

#30 from: Todd Lacher
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Sorry for your loss Flach family!! She was a great lady! I still remember her watching Robbie and the rest of us play ball! She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers sent your way

#31 from: Doris
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 11:35 PM

May your loved one rest in peace. We will soon reap the loving benefits of Jesus' sacrificial death, our dead loved ones will soon lives again on a paradise earth.(John 3:16; Acts 24:15; Psalm 83:18) Please feel welcome to visit our website for more encouraging Bible answers. (jw.org)

#32 from: Mary Lauzau
Franklin, Ohio
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 5:02 PM

I always enjoyed my chats with Donna when we lived in Essex. Will always remember her warm smile!
So sorry for your loss

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