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Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

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Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Donald E. Schell, Sr. 78, passed away suddenly at home July 9, 2020. A native of Fremont, Ohio, he was the son of the late Herbert and Carolyn Hoot Schell. Donald spent his working career in the Tool and Die industry, where he finished his career as a Manager. He also proudly served his country in the National Guard. Donald was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather brother and friend. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00 AM Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner., with Military Honors.
Along with his parents Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Hoffert. He is survived by his wife of 54 years; Margaret Borer Schell; daughters, Mary Schell and husband Rocco Altomare and Jessica Schell and partner, Colleen Olfenbuttel; son, Donnie Schell, Jr.; grandchildren, Austin Constantino, Rocky Altomare, Jr., Matthew Schell, Miriam Schell and Jacob Schell; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gabriel and Lucas. The family will receive friends after the service.


July 15, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
After the service


July 15, 2020

11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner
Masks encouraged


  1. Love, Aunt Vicky and Uncle Bo

    We will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all.

  2. Nicholas Fitzwater

    Uncle Don was a great man, very positive I remember playing softball in his back yard in Fremont and he play and pitched the ball to us, RIP nephew Nick

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