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Donna Lucille (Fischer) Overholt

May 15, 1935 — March 22, 2023


Donna Lucille Overholt, 87, of Tiffin, died at 5:55 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at her residence.

Donna was born May 15, 1935, in Great Bend, Kansas, to Herman and Flora (Bunselmeyer) Fischer. She married Robert Allan Overholt on July 7, 1957, in Great Bend, Kansas, and he died February 22, 2016. Donna then married Larry Clausing September 30, 2017, at Trinity United Church of Christ, and he survives.

Her blended family includes three sons, Richard Overholt of New York, New York, Dave (Emily Clausing of Cincinnati, and Mark Clausing of Elkton, Maryland; two daughters, Rebecca (Dan) Traxler of Carmel, Indiana, Barbara (Paul) Bjornstad of La Crosse Wisconsin; and four grandchildren, Bo Sendi of Carmel, Indiana, Becky Clausing of Franklin, Tennessee, Beth (John) Clausing-Elliot of Fairfax, Virginia, and Jason Clausing of Elkton, Maryland; a sister-in-law Norma Fischer, of Great Bend Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, and her brother Herman Fischer, Jr.

Donna was a graduate of Great Bend High School, earned her Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University and her Master’s degree from BGSU, and was a retired educator. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, where she started and directed the handbell choir at Trinity for 40 years, served on the Association Conference of United Church of Christ, and was a founding member and a board member of the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club, Berg Bravo Friends of Heidelberg Music, President of the Heidelberg Alumni Council, and the Heidelberg Board of Trustees.

Visitation for family and friends will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at Trinity United Church of Christ, with Rev. Karsten Snitker officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to S.A.R.A. at Heartland Conference of United Church of Christ, Trinity UCC Music Fund, or the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club.

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm

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Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

214 South Monroe Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Monday, March 27, 2023

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Trinity United Church of Christ

131 East Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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