Donald E. Hercher

Born: Wed., Aug. 25, 1948
Died: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
Location: Woodsfield

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     Donald E. Hercher, 70, of Sycamore Valley, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (leukemia).

     He was born in Marietta, Ohio on August 25, 1948 a son of Elmer and Myrtle Kehl Hercher, who survive of Tucson, Arizona.

     Don grew up in Sycamore Valley, Ohio, where he resided and was a 1966 graduate of Skyvue High School. He formerly worked at Remington Rand/Kardex, in Reno, Ohio before he became a dairy farmer with his wife Judy on the family farm. He formerly served as a Bethel Township Trustee and was self-employed in the oil and gas business which he truly enjoyed. His passion for the oil and gas business was something that was passed down through his family. Don was an avid Fox News Watcher and was always willing and ready to help his neighbors. He always enjoyed spending time with his family.

     Surviving in addition to his parents are his loving wife of 49 years, Judy Heft Hercher; three daughters, Missy (Greg) Alleman of Sycamore Valley, Ohio; Shelly (Erin) Curtis of Bloomfield, Ohio, Tiffany (Shane) English of Sycamore Valley, Ohio; one brother, Richard ( Yvonne) Hercher of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Glenna Dennis of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Seth and Chad Alleman, Lane (Josie) Curtis, Cala Curtis, Corby Curtis, Tice Curtis, Kyra and Jacey English; several nieces and nephews.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019 with his son-in-law Erin Curtis officiating.

     Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery, near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Volunteer Fire Dept., 32219 Little Injun Road, Lower Salem, OH 45745 or the Strecker Cancer Center, 400 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

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Pastor H Ray Eldridge
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Donnie was one of the first people that I met after moving to Monroe County in 1974. I can not count the number of times that he came to my aide when hunt telephone trouble on his property. He was a wonderful man and I counted him as a GOOD friend! I look to see him over there when GOD calls me home too!

Raynola (West) Little
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Donny's passing. It was a pleasure working with Donny through Bethel Fire Department when I lived there years ago. My heart felt sympathy goes out to all of you.

Todd & Deloris Winder
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
We were only three days apart in age, Donnie and I and became friends through our daughters friendship. Donnie always had a smile and a warm laugh for you. Our community will be the poorer for his passing. Our sincere condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed by us and many others...…….Todd & Deloris Winder

June Johnson
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Steve and Kathy Bishop
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
So very sorry, prayers for all of you.

Leah Truax Ontko
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
My thoughts are with your sorry to hear to all of you..

Sue Fussell
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Judy and family,
So sorry for your loss. May God be a comfort to you all at this difficult time. Sympathy and prayers.

Danny and Sue Fussell

Edward E. Nichols
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Don Hercher Family, I am sorry to learn of your loss. Don and Judy were both students at Skyvue when I taught there. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Ed Nichols

Sharon DeVoe McFarland
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Judy, family, and friends,
I am so sad to hear that Donnie has lost his battle. He was a wonderful classmate and it's been a pleasure to visit with both of you at the class reunions over the years. I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for God's strength and peace as you go forward without your husband, father, and grandfather.
Sincerely, Sharon DeVoe McFarland

Peter and Charlotte Keim
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
I have always enjoyed my visits with Don and Judy. Don’s vibrant personality and sense of humor were his trademarks. With a wonderful smile, great laugh and willingness to help others – Don leaves our community with a special legacy. Our sympathy and condolences go to the family, we will miss Don.

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Hercher Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Donald. We had many discussion over the years about his love for the oil and gas in Monroe County. May God wrap his loving arms around you, and give you peace, comfort, and love during these difficult times.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Judy and family - was so saddened to hear about Don's passing. I have many fond memories of him calling as the Mayor of Sycamore Valley, he had such an infectious laugh. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Don & Darla Kahrig
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy, Sending Thoughts and Prayers. Don & Darla Kahrig

Vickie Sawyer
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Judy and family: i do not have the words to express how saddened I know you are now. You and Donny were their for John and I in tough times and happy. I have so many wonderful memories of our two families together. Everyone will miss Donny’s keen sense of humor and that own right rotten smile will be missed. What a legacy he has left with those big foot prints everywhere . There is just no way to replace such a honest loving soul in this world. My love and prayers are with you all.

Kim Broedel-Zaugg
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Sincere condolences on your loss.

Frank & Linda Brilliant
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
I remember Donnie through being a friend of his brother Dick, back in my days at Skyvue. He was a nice guy anyone would be proud to call a friend. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Your family will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers.

george g walker
   Posted Sat February 23, 2019
i just hope when you hear DONALD name you smile and say THAT'S MY FRIEND.

Michelle Black
   Posted Sat February 23, 2019
God Bless you all. I am not sure the words to say to give you and comfort. But I am sure Donnie instilled parts of himself in each and everyone of you and he will live in all of your hearts forever. I pray for strength for you all in the days ahead! With Sympathy, Chuck Black Family

Michelle Christman
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. He was blessed to have a wonderful family!

Joanne Weddle Salge
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
Judy and Family,
My prayers and sympathy. Donnie was so much fun to be around. I remember many roadside conversations when Dad, Donnie and I would all be making our rounds to all the oil and gas wells. My kids will never forget their milking lesson in your barn. Donnie had a beautiful smile and a beautiful heart to match.

Bettie Lou Erb
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
My deepest sympathy , cousin Bettie Lou Erb Kehl

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