Donald L. Belton, 68

Donald L. Belton, 68, 00650 Southland Road, New Bremen, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1944, in Barberton, to Jess and Margaret (Nieter) Belton.

On July 25, 1964, he married Sarah Shaffer, and she survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Sandra (Tim) Meckstroth of St. Marys; a son, John Belton of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Justin, Nathan and Aaron Belton and Colin and Chad Meckstroth.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Corey Meckstroth.

Don was a 1962 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He worked at New Idea in Coldwater for 37 years. In addition, he spent a lifetime farming and enjoyed all outdoor activities.

He was a member of Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Celina, Moon Walker/Good Sam Camper Club and the Young Farmers and Homemakers.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys, located at 1175 E. Greenville Road.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tony Richmond officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tri County Hospice or to the Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Celina. Condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys.