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Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Thursday April 19th, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Resurrection

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday April 20th, 2018

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Donald Lee Bettinger

Donald Lee Bettinger, age 72, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family, Friday, April 13, 2018, from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy.  He was born December 25, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio to Marie (Miller) and Leonard Bettinger.  Don was a 1963 graduate of Swanton High School and 1968 graduate of The Ohio State University where he obtained a degree in Horticulture.  On September 10, 1966, he married his beloved wife Jacqueline Spengler. 

Don worked alongside his father from 1968-1987.  Following the passing of his father, he became president and co-owner of Bettinger Farms, Inc.  Don served 2 years as Vice President and 3 years as President of the Ohio Potato Growers Association.  He also served on the board for the Ohio Vegetable and Potato Growers.  Don took great pride in being one of the largest sweet corn producers in  Ohio.  He  looked forward to going to work every day alongside his family and friends. He also enjoyed spending his lunch hour with his wife and children.

Don enjoyed spending time with family and has many wonderful memories with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He and his wife loved taking cruises, and enjoyed spending time at casinos winning a total of 116 royal flushes between the two of them.  He loved the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians.

Don will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Jacque, whom he greeted every morning with "Hello Darling"; his mother, Marie; daughter, Renee (Matt) Myers, Scott (Lisa) Bettinger, Chad Bettinger; grandchildren, Krystle, Chelsea, Chase, Lance, Brett, Eric, Lauren, Luke; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Hunter, Paisley; his brothers, Ron (Joan) Bettinger and Tom (Molly) Bettinger; brothers-in-law, John (Sandy) Spengler and family and Steve Spengler and family; as well as best friends, Jerry and Carol Keil, Jim and Carole Fuller, and Murl and Cheryl Wittscheck.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Leonard; grandchild, Baby Boy Bettinger; great-granddaughter, Aila Marie Lane; and nephew, Joshua Bettinger.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Scripture Service and Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Friday, April 20th from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding. Interment will follow at Marygrove Cemetery.

A special thank you to his beloved caregivers, Kylie, Kathy, Jessica, Roz, Sue, Christine and Max.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Home & Health Hospice.

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Dear Jaque, Marie and family,You have our deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. Let God's promise soften your sorrow and give new strength. Sincerely with love to all, John W. and Carla Laver

John W. and Carla Laver Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sadness. Gary has many fond memories of Don and was saddened to hear of his passing. God Bless and be with you during this difficult time.

Gary and Diana Hoffman

Gary and Diana Hoffman Apr 20 2018 12:00 AM

Jacque Sorry about you & your Family lost.I went to grade school in front on him. Ilived next to Harold & mary on Raab Rd..

John Bick 410 Deline Dr. Tol.43615 Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

A Feathery Palm Plant was ordered on April 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on April 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

Scott & Renee, my heart goes out to you both. I am thinking of you both and wishing you peace and comfort knowingthat someday you will meet again.
Mike & Carrie Turi

Mike, Carrie, Ian & Olivia Turi Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

Generous and kind, I will remember that gambling adventure always!
Great soul forever missed!

Cindy Losie (Wittscheck) Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

A Mountain Meadow Pedestal Arrangement was sent by COH Toledo Operations on April 16, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent on April 16, 2018

Scott and family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Jason and Jeanne Marciniak

Expression of Sympathy Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Bettinger

Jordan Vande Guchte Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

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