Donald V Carper

April 15, 1932 - April 22, 2017 

Donald V Carper

April 15, 1932 - April 22, 2017 

Obituary for Donald V Carper

Donald V. Carper, 85, passed away Saturday April 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 15, 1932 to Charles and Helen (McGowan) Carper in Toledo. A graduate of Scott High School, Class of 1950, Don attended the University of Toledo prior to honorably serving his country in the US Navy for 4 years during the Korean Conflict. Don married Carolyn “Dolly” Jordan in 1953, they enjoyed 58 years of marriage until her death in 2011. He joined the Toledo Fire Department in November 1956, and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief before his retirement in June 1984. Don and Dolly moved to Tennessee in 1989 after retirement where Don served 12 years on the Fairfield Glade TN Volunteer Fire Department as an instructor/fire fighter, before returning to Toledo in 2005. He enjoyed playing golf, softball and bowling.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn and son, William. He is survived by his children, Debbie (Michael) Carper Antel, Donna (Dave) Duren of Rowlett, TX, Bruce Carper, Linda (Douglas) Allman and 4 grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where Last Alarm Services will be held at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday at Ansberg-West. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Firefighters Museum or Hospice of Northwest Ohio . Condolences for Don’s family may be expressed online at www.ansberg-west.com

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