Donald “Don” E. Garner

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
New Washington, Ohio

Saturday, September 10, 2022
12:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
New Washington, Ohio

Donald E. "Don" Garner, age 87 of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the Willows in Willard, Ohio. He was born on August 10, 1935 to the late Lonzo and Elizabeth (Patton) Garner Myers. Don has achieved the degree of Doctor of Business Administration at the graduate school of business administration, University of Southern California. After graduating from Bucyrus High School in 1953, he was an accountant at General Motors Corp., Columbus, from 1955-1962. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1960. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Ohio State University in 1962, and was an auditor in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1968. He earned his master of science degree at Sacramento State University, Sacramento, Cal., in 1968. From 1968-1972, he was a graduate student at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. During this time, he also served as an assistant professor of accounting at California State University, Los Angeles. Don was the Dean of the Stuart School of Management and Finance at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975-1978. He was the chair of the Department of Accounting at the California State University, Stanislaus from 1990-1999.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Laurie (Mark) Behm, David Widman, Fred (Judy) Garner, Pamela (Bob) Adams and other extended family.

Along with Don's parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Elwood Garner, Fredrick Garner, Gordon Garner, Maxine Laek, Mary Widman and Nellie Garner.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio where his funeral service will beginning at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Greenler. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, in Bucyrus, Ohio. Online condolences can be made to Don's family by visiting


Pamela Garner Adams - Sep 10, 2022
First of all Uncle Donnie was a big part of all our lives. Either in trying to teach us or by his card playing tricks. He was one of a kind person who if you met him you would not forget him. Lots of memories with our family growing up. We were all so close. I really miss those days. R I P Uncle Donnie, see you on the other sideā€¦.
Annhenrie Campbell, Professor Emerita, CSU Stanislaus - Sep 9, 2022
Dr. Garner gave my academic career a good start with his counsel, mentoring and kindness. I keep the things he told me in mind as I teach, work with colleagues, prepare and edit scholarly articles. He was very special to me and my husband, Fred, and we will sorely miss him.
Larry and Kathy Stinchcomb - Sep 9, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Dons passing I remember Don well . You are in our thoughts and prayers . God Bless !
Brandon Whiten - Sep 7, 2022
My heart is with you as you say good bye to this brilliant man. May he rest in peace forever.
Don & Laurie Metzger - Sep 6, 2022
We are sorry for your family's loss. May you all find comfort in your loss.