Douglas Hershberger


BRYAN -- Douglas R. "Doug" Hershberger, 53, of Bryan, Ohio, died early Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, at his residence.

Doug was a 1977 graduate of Hilltop High School, West Unity, and was the parts and sales manager for Maneval Service in Bryan. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan and opened his home to international exchange students from Vietnam, China, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Paraguay, Switzerland, Korea, Belgium, Uruguay, Finland, Japan, France, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Thailand, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Doug R. Hershberger was born on August 24, 1959, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Paul E. and Ruth E. Hershberger. He married Donna J. Powell in Montpelier on July 12, 1980.

Doug is survived by his wife; sons, Andrew (Hessy) Hershberger of Defiance and Daniel Hershberger of Columbus; grandchildren, Issac, Eliana Hershberger and Amiah Hahn all of Defiance; brother, David (Stephanie) Hershberger of Stryker; sister, Cindy (Dennis) Striker of Mansfield; his father, Paul E. Hershberger of Stryker; and their current exchange student, Mai Dinh from Vietnam.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Ruth E. Hershberger; and sister, Connie Hershberger.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, September 18, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan, with Pastor Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Service arrangements have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit

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