Niagara Gazette


January 10, 2014

Donald Edward Duerr

LEWISTON — Donald Edward Duerr, age 83, of North Tonawanda, peacefully, January 9, 2014 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. Donald was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a former employee of Columbus McKinnon, Valu Home Center and HSBC Bank. Donald  was a member of the            Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aero Club of Buffalo. He had an airplane pilot's license and he built and flew his own airplane. Donald enjoyed camping, motorcycle riding and spending time with his family. He was the son of the late Arthur and Lonia (Hoffmeister) Duerr. Beloved husband of Marianne (Lovegrove) Duerr for over 54 years. Father of Laura (Robert) Jagow, Linda (John) Reuther, Robert Duerr, John (Marla) Duerr, Donna (Don) Klug, Debra (Chris) Fronczak, Dorene (Brian) Manchester and Darcie (Daniel) Seider. Grandfather of 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Brother of Richard (Jean) Duerr and Robert (Caroline) Duerr; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Sunday & Monday from 4-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at    10:30 AM from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., in North Tonawanda, the Rev. Keith Knupp will officiate. Interment in St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery.

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