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Donald "Gene" Born Sr.
Donald BlockODonald "Gene" Born Sr., 87, of Waynesfield, died peacefully Monday afternoon July 29, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 10, 1931 in LaRue to the late Glen Harley and Ethel (Kale) Born, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Susan (Malott) Born, they were married November 19, 1960 †at the Methodist Church in Lafayette and she died October 6, 2009. He was also predeceased by a son: John Born, a grandson: Craig Paxson and a sister: Glenna Gamble.

Gene was a 1949 graduate of the LaRue High School. He had worked at the Ford Motor Company for 33 years, retiring in 1991. Gene was a lifetime member of the F & AM Ft. Amanda Lodge #706, which has merged with Lodge #205 in Lima.
He had built houses part time. Gene loved to travel. He was a huge Elvis and OSU Buckeye fan.

Surviving are his children: Paula (Ben) Gehle of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Donald (Loretta) Born Jr. of Waynesfield and Darren Born of Findlay
Grandchildren: Nicholas Gehle, William, Christopher, Taylor, David and Matthew Born and great grandchildren: Addison, Seth and Aiden Gehle, Jade Born and Justin Newland

Funeral services will be held Saturday August 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Kathy Herr will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery, friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Assn. 1100 Dennison Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Katrina Stewart
Frostproof, Florida
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Iím so sorry to hear this , Gene was a friend who always wanted to try new things , go dancing , travel ,out to dinner and just be active  but his diabetes kept holding him down ! He tried so hard to work around it ! I went for hot air balloon ride with him a few years back , it was on his bucket list !  He will be missed!

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