Donna Ruth Auck

July 6, 1959 - November 18, 2020

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Donna Ruth Auck, 61, lifelong resident of rural Chatfield, Ohio passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. She was born on July 6, 1959 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Homer and Martha (Kalb) Ulmer.

A 1977 Wynford High School graduate, Donna went on to further her education by achieving her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Cedarville College in 1981.

Donna retired from Wynford Elementary School after 35 years of being a 3rd grade teacher and reading teacher. She was a lifelong member of Chatfield Evangelical Pietist Church. Her strong faith and love for children was shown through her involvement with the children's ministry including writing and directing the children's Christmas programs.

In her spare time, Donna enjoyed reading, baking and helping her husband, Steve, run their flower shop, Flowers and Fancies. Her family held a special place in her heart and she loved taking care of them and planning family gatherings.

Donna is survived by her husband, Steve Auck, whom she married on April 15, 1984; children, Hannah Auck of Marysville, Ohio, Reuben (Heidi) Auck of Akron, Ohio and Mariah (Doug) Warner of Bucyrus, Ohio; grandson, Emmett Charles Auck; siblings, Loretta (Bob) Feichtner, Steven (Norma) Ulmer and Kevin (Dawn) Ulmer; aunts and uncles, Leona Eichelberger, Paul (Cindy) Kalb and Sidney Nykanen; father-in-law, Weldon Auck; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doug (Robin) Auck, Larry Auck, Connie (Mike) Smith, Bonnie (Bud) Maul and Roger (Judy) Auck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Martha Auck; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Zeiter; and aunts and uncles, Miriam (David) Cooper and Lloyd Ulmer.

Private family services will be held and Donna will be laid to rest in Lust Cemetery in Chatfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Chatfield Evangelical Pietist Church or The Well Community Development Corporation in Akron, Ohio. Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio is honored to serve Donna's family and online condolences can be left for the family at


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Sharon Kay Moore - Nov 27, 2020
To Steve and family - we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Gene and Sharon Moore
Sue Stander - Nov 21, 2020
Steve and family, We are so sorry. Know that all of us are thinking and praying for you Sue and all the staff at Norton's Flowers
Chuck and Michelle Smith - Nov 20, 2020
Steve and family, so sorry for your lost. Our son, Kyle, had Donna for third grade. Good memories. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Jenny Kehres - Nov 20, 2020
Steve, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God hold you in the palm of His hands.
Jim and Barb Strausbaugh - Nov 20, 2020
Our sincere condolences and prayers for Steve and the family.
Tim and Sarah Routzahn - Nov 20, 2020
Donna was a thoughtful, kind and loving person. Always putting others first and going out of her way to make everyone feel special. The highlight of our camping trips with Reuben was to get a taste of Donna's homemade treats that she would send along with Reuben to share. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and she will always be remembered and for the way she has touched all of our lives and the lessons she has taught us along the way.
Margaret Thornton - Nov 20, 2020
I remember Donna as a bright, sweet student in my English classes at Wynford. I always enjoyed running into her through the years. She was a very special person. May her memory be a blessing to her family as it will be to me.
Mark Ebbeskotte - Nov 19, 2020
Steve, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that Donna is now resting peacefully in the living arms of our Lord. I pray that you will feel the love of God's embrace as well as the love of friends and family from both near and far. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.