Donald "Don" E. Schooley, Age 79, of Columbus, OH passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Betty Schooley; grand-daughter, Fawn Marie Friebis and his brother, Kenny Schooley.
Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Rita Schooley; daughters Dawn (Brian) Friebis and Tina (Lisa) Asbury; Grand-daughters, Mallory (Lucas) Murphy, Erinn (Blain) Gatterdam, Taylor Little, Alex (Nathan) Harms, Sarah (Dominick) Smith, Sydney Little, and Abigail Friebis; Great-grandchildren, Fiona Gatterdam, Owen Gatterdam and Parker Gatterdam; brother, Ronald (Sally) Schooley; sister, Paula (Bruce) Bowman; nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.
Donald served his country proudly in the United States Army and retired after a long career with the United States Postal Service. In his earlier years, he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes as well as rebuilding and restoring classic automobiles.
He was a lifelong racing fan and enjoyed watching and participating in the sport.
A private service will be held with immediate family and he will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held in July 2021 for all family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Kobacker House for their sympathy and kindness.
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