Lucille Donaldson

June 8, 1927 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 94)


Lucille L. Donaldson, 94, of Delphos, went to her final reward on Monday, April 25, 2022. She was born June 8, 1927, in Delphos, OH, to Bernard “Ben” and Eleanor (Schabbing) Kaskel. They both preceded her in death. On October 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to Eugene Donaldson. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1997.

She left behind two sons, Larry (Kris) Donaldson of Elida, and David (Janet) Donaldson; four daughters,  Kathleen (Mike) Friemoth, Carolyn Brinkman, Jeanne (Jeff) Martin, Janet (Bryan) Taff all of Delphos; grandchildren, Jeremy (Megin) Brinkman, Joshua (Brianna Wolfert) Brinkman, Sarah (Steve) Miller, Adam (Theresa) Friemoth, Kari Friemoth, Jesse Martin, Jordan (Cassie) Martin, Stacy (Kevin Alderman) Taff, and Theresa Taff; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband, four brothers, Paul Kaskel, Eugene Kaskel, Norman Kaskel and Dick Kaskel; three sisters, Lois Welch, Pauline Foster and Rosemary Huysman; and two grandsons, Jason Martin and Matthew Taff.

Lucille was a God-fearing, family loving woman whose greatest joy was in helping her loved ones in any way she could.  She was active and never met a salad she didn’t like.  She was also an amazing cook and baker.  Her Christmas joy was baking all of December and then giving the fruits of her labor to family and friends, each year topping the last.  At her peak, she baked over 1700 cookies plus handmade candies to give away.  She had heirloom recipes for wonderful cakes and dishes, but would give them to anyone who asked. She worked outside the home at Myers Cleaners, Van Dyne Crotty, and Eaton Corp., but her joy was in the home.

She was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner of St. John’s the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist Churches.

 A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.  Fr. Albert Beltz will officiate.  Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery where she and her beloved husband will be laid to rest.  There will be military rites performed for Eugene.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. 

in Lieu of Flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.


May 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harter and Schier
209 West Third Street
Delphos, OH 45833

Funeral Mass
May 4, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
331 E 2nd St
Delphos, OH 45833

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