LAFAYETTE — Donald Wesley “Don” Stoodt, 82, was called into the presence of the Lord at 7:10 a.m., on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. Don was born Feb. 29, 1932, in LaFayette, to the late John Wesley and Thelma L. (Kidd) Stoodt. On Nov. 24, 1954, he married Miriam G. (Davis) Stoodt, who preceded him in death on Aug. 15, 1968. On June 13, 1970, he married Charlotte F. (Bily) Stoodt, who survives in LaFayette.

Don was a 1968 graduate of LaFayette Jackson High School. After graduating from Toledo Barber College, Don began working in Lima. He later opened his own barber shop in LaFayette called Don’s Barber Shop. While operating Don’s Barber Shop he began working in Lima at Cellar’s Barber Shop and later became owner/operator there. Don operated both barber shops for many years and most recently was working at the Rustic Razor. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Don was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, in LaFayette, and enjoyed ministering to children as an amateur ventriloquist with his puppets Henry and Nancy and his manikin, Gary. He was an avid golfer and a long- time member of Colonial Golfers Club.

Don was blessed with a daughter, Lisa Rene (Stoodt) Stockton, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a granddaughter, Amy Rene (Taylor) McIntyre; two great-granddaughters, Shelby and Dru McIntyre; and a great-grandson, Duncan McIntyre.

Other survivors include, sister, Dolores Mary Stoodt; son-in-law, Russell (Jacki) Stockton and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant son and son-in-law, Carl McLeod.

Services will begin at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main St., LaFayette, Ohio, 45854. Pastor Robert F. Gibson will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will take place on a later date in LaFayette Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the United States Army. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main St., LaFayette, Ohio, 45854, or Putnam County Hospice, 139 Court St., Ottawa, Ohio, 45875 or American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.