TUCSON, Ariz. -- Former Paulding, Ohio, resident, Donald Alan David Buchman, 53, peacefully went to be with his Father in Heaven on Friday, May 3, 2013. Beside him, as she had been for the last 33 years, was his wife, Johanna.
Don was born November 21, 1959, to Richard and Joan (McCarthy) Buchman. On April 19, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Johanna Marie Venglarcik. Don spent the last 14 years enjoying the warm weather in Tucson, Ariz. Don was a founding member of Lamb International, a Christian missionary team that focuses on worldwide orphan and adoption issues. In his life, Don overcame many obstacles and challenges, leading his family by his faith. Don lived his life by following Proverbs 3:5, "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."
Don and Johanna raised two sons, Adam (Jennifer) Buchman of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Paul (Adriana) Peoria, Ariz. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Haley, Danielle, and David Alan Donald, of Lewis Center, Andre, Dylan, Bryan, and Aidan of Peoria; his mother, Joan Buchman, Paulding; siblings, Anthony (Jane) Buchman of Paulding, Teresa (James) Gallup of Westerville, Ohio, Melanie (Dave) O'Brien of Edgewood, Ky., Margaret Buchman of Fostoria, Ohio, Laura (Scott) Brune of Fort Wayne, Ind., John Buchman of Paulding and Joel (Andrew C. Reguindin) Buchman, Tucson.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Richard Buchman; and his faithful canine companion, Samson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Paulding Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lamb International or donated through the website www.lambinternational.org. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.