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Donald F. Scheidler

January 8, 1939 ~ October 15, 2019 (age 80)

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Donald Scheidler passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of October 15, 2019 in Gig Harbor, Washington. Don Scheidler's parents were Rollin and Irma Scheidler. He is one of 8 children. Brothers and sisters include Beth Lou, Frances, John, Rollin, David, Irma, and Rebecca. He graduated from high school in Coldwater, Michigan in 1957. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, oldest son Donald Thomas Scheidler of Gig Harbor, daughter Nannette of Burley, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Don was a member of the 606th Special Operations Squadron, nickname "The Candlesticks", a unit that was awarded a special presidential citation for having the highest enemy vehicle destruction rate during the Vietnam War. He was also awarded several citations and medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. In his spare time, Don enjoyed gardening and fishing in many of the local rivers and lakes with his sons. 

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