Donald L. Fahrni

Born: Sat., May 23, 1953
Died: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 09, 2017
Location: Faith Community Fellowship

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Aug. 09, 2017
Location: Faith Community Fellowship

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Donald L. Fahrni, 64, of Massillon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  Born in Massillon, May 23, 1953, to Albert and Ruth (Putt) Fahrni, Don was a caring son, devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, especially their trips to the beach.  He was a 1971 graduate of Washington High School and received an Associate Degree of Applied Business in Computer Technology from Stark State College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Malone University, publishing an inventory tracking book to complete his degree.  Don was employed by Kraft Heinz for over 20 years before retiring as a cost accountant in 2015.  He was a charter member of Faith Community Fellowship in Massillon, serving in many roles throughout the church including Elder, Expansion Team Member, Awana Program and Sunday school teacher, intercessor and member of the Visitation Team.  Don went to Haiti on a mission trip in 2015, to upgrade school facilities and equipment.  His volunteer work in the church and the community earned him the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Preceded in death by his father, Albert L. Fahrni, Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy E. (Witczak) Fahrni and their children, Matt (Lisa) Fahrni, Scott Fahrni and Tiffany (Dave) Liebermann; and grandchildren, Alexis, Zachary, Jacob and Elliana.  He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruth H. Fahrni; brother, Terry (Sharon) Fahrni and sisters, Valerie (Walter) Pippin, Gloria (John) Baker and Tammy (Darrel) Lawson.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Fellowship, 1303 – 9th Street SW, Massillon, Ohio.  Calling hours will be held in the church Tuesday evening, August 8, from 6-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday morning thirty minutes prior to the service, from 9:30 – 10:00.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Massillon.  The family has suggested memorial contributions made in care of Faith Community Fellowship to advance the mission and ministry of the church.  

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Karen Lampert
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Phil and Karen Lampert.

With deepest sympathy. Phil and Karen Lampert

Briona Grafe
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Fahrni family! Don will be missed!
Love, Briona, Jimmy, Jack & Ally

rich schmidt
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Nancy and family so sorry for your loss

Lori Denmon
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
So sorry to hear about the loss of such a nice man. I worked with Don for many years at Heinz and he was a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Chris Ickes
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
My prayers are with the entire family. Don has left a lasting and rich legacy to the Lord through his teaching and dedicate service. His wake is wide and many, myself included, have been touched in a deep and meaningful way by how he lived his life for Christ. He will live on through each and every person who was fortunate to know him! May Gods Grace fall upon the whole family at this time!

Athena Manley
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Don for many years at Heinz. He was such a wonderful and fun person to be around. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Trisha Brunckhart
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Dear Ruth, Nancy and family,

My condolences at Don's passing. He was always there that offer a kind word or a warm smile. He was a blessing to me during my time at FCF. I will continue to remember you in my prayers for God's peace and grace to be poured upon you all at this difficult time.

John & Sue Hug
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss to your family. We don't know each other well, but we always wave in passing and say hi when I am out with JB and you were taking your evening walk around the neighborhood.

We hope your memories will help you find comfort in the days ahead.

Julie (Putt) Kinslow
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Hi Nancy and family,

It's been such a wonderful experience having Donny and you for 40 of the 56 years of my life. I always remember Donny when I was a kid, laughing quietly in his particular way. Always nice, always sweet. You, always smiling and kind to me as an awkward teenager then. I'm so sorry that Donny left this world so young. I was so grateful to reconnect with him last November at my brother John's funeral. You both are a blessing in this world and my love is with you always.

All the best to you and your family.


Dan Combs
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Goodbye to my childhood friend. Good memories to a good man. My condolences to your family.

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