Donn Van Stoutenburg, 93, formerly of Westerville, Ohio passed away of natural causes at his Star, Idaho residence Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was born July 11, 1928, in Norwalk, Ohio, the son of Alice Marie (Robinson) and Aubrey Ward Stoutenburg.
Survived by his wife Elda (Arriola), daughter Nancy (Joseph) Fisher of Bloomington, Indiana, son Jonathan Stoutenburg of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, son Jeffrey (Debra) Stoutenburg of La Barge, Wyoming, daughter Mary Ann (Joel) Waldron of Rochester Hills, Michigan, son Joseph (Jessica) Stoutenburg of Powell, Ohio, stepson Ivan (Bonnie) Arriola of Boise, Idaho, twenty-five grandchildren, five step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Janna Johnson, and nephews David and Christopher Johnson.
Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Jacqueline Kimmins, daughter Judith Lynn (Doug) Stanton, and his parents.
From an early age, Donn showed talent for taking things apart and fixing them. This aided him lifelong as he happily helped friends and family with all kinds of DIY projects. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University. Donn served in the United States Air Force between 1951 and 1953, being honorably discharged with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He led a long and successful career in electrical engineering, finally retiring at the young age of 80 as a Principle Analog Engineer at Rockwell Automation and after being named on seven patents.
Donn was a long-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, active in many callings and capacities at the ward and stake level. He had a passion for genealogy and family history, and enjoyed sharing his findings with friends and extended family.
A private memorial service will be held for Donn.
Contributions in his memory can be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian aid funds or the Aspergers/Autism Network.
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Cynitra Anderson saysAugust 20, 2021 at 2:38 pm
Sending my condolences and thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann and her family. Your dad lived a fulfilling life and enjoyed reading his obituary. At one point in my life, I had studied electrical engineering back in the 90s and was only girl in my classes so I did not pursue that male-dominating career LOL 🙂 Anyhow, I had to add a little humor to help with your grieving. Peace and Love always.
Wayne Spradlin saysAugust 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Amber Stanton Wahrenberger saysSeptember 19, 2021 at 10:21 am
Proud to have known him and loved him as his first granddaughter of his first daughter and child. Because he lived, my family is eternally tied together in Christ.
He has blessed the generations. He did well in his mortal journey. He ran the good race and fought the good fight.
Honey Hartman saysNovember 11, 2021 at 11:00 pm
RIP Donn, I am so sorry for your family’s loss.