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July 14 | Visitation

Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home

July 15 | Visitation

Wednesday 9:00 to 9:30 AM at Gehret Funeral Home

July 15 | Memorial Service

10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church in Botkins


Donald J. Doseck

May 22, 1932 - July 9, 2020

Donald J. Doseck,

Age 88, of Botkins, passed away of natural causes Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney, Ohio. He was born May 22, 1932, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Chris & Julie (Behr) Doseck. On November 17, 1951, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Don married Agnes M. (Gaier) Doseck who survives. Also surviving are six children: Roger and Susan Doseck of Botkins, Bonnie & Elmer Penny of Anna, Carl & Karla Doseck of Botkins, Larry & Katy Doseck of Botkins, Jane & Rick Maurer of Botkins and Betty & Randy Monnin of Anna; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; six siblings: Sam Doseck of Fort Loramie, Dorothy & Gilberg “Butch” Braun of Sidney, Mary Cartwright of Sidney, Wilbur & Linda Doseck of Wapakoneta, Fred Doseck of Clearwater, FL and Mike & Karla Doseck of Botkins; sisters & brothers-in-law: Marilyn Doseck of Wapakoneta, Janice & Elmer Larger of Fort Loramie and Linda Gaier of Fort Loramie along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob & Mary Doseck, Murlin Doseck and sisters & brothers-in-law: Irene Doseck, Henrietta Doseck, Joel Cartwright, Connie Doseck and Paul & Charlene Gaier.

Mr. Doseck retired in 1996 from Sidney Tool & Die and had previously worked at Wagner Ware of Sidney. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Wapak Eagles Lodge, Wapak Antique Tractor Club, the Lake Loramie Antique Tractor Club and a Lifetime member of Greenville Power of the Past. He had also been a volunteer crossing guard for Botkins Elementary School. Don enjoyed camping, ballroom dancing and especially, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 10:30 AM, July 15, 2020, at Immaculate Conception Church in Botkins with Rev. Sean Wilson presiding. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday 9:00 to 9:30 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. SOCIAL DISTANCING will be in practice at all funeral home, church and cemetery rites. Memorials may be made to the Botkins Fire Department, Dorothy Love Employee Christmas Fund or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at


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