|| Obituary for Donald J. Murd
Don Murd, 69, of Sylvania Township,
fought a fierce and courageous battle with head and neck cancers
over the last 20 years. Never complaining and always with a positive
attitude, he inspired many. Don passed away peacefully on Tuesday,
November 6, 2018 at Ebeid Hospice. Born on September 11, 1949,
Don was the seventh and youngest child of Madelyn and William
Murd, and the first sibling to be born in a hospital.
Don graduated from the former Metamora High School in 1967. He
was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves
from 1969 to 1975 and received an honorary discharge.
Don retired due to health reasons in September 2014 from Fresenius
Medical in Oregon, OH where he was a production supervisor. He
was truly respected and liked by many of his peers and coworkers.
It is evident in the stories we have heard and the friendships
he kept through the years.
One of Don’s proudest and fondest memories is growing up
on the family farm on Murd Road in Richfield Center, just west
of Sylvania. Don loved telling stories of being raised in the
country where he gained a good work ethic from his days on the
Don will be remembered as a very caring, humble, and quiet guy
who dearly loved his family. Don was a true inspiration to many
battling cancer or other illnesses. When asked how he was feeling
he would respond with “okay” and turn the conversation
to the other person. We will miss his guidance and knowledge.
He is survived and already missed by his wife, Charlotte; son
and daughter-in-law, Rich and Edie Murd; daughters, Kim Murd Brown
and Amy Murd Eppard; grandchildren, Kristi (James) Schmenk, Andrew
(Alissia) Eppard, Emily Eppard and Alec Murd; great-granddaughters,
Rilynn and Sadie Schmenk and Sienna Eppard; sister, Bernadette
(Ron – deceased) Inderrieden; brothers, Romaine, Bill (Rita
– deceased), Jerome (Donna), and Father Frank Murd. Don
was loved like a brother by his in-laws, Irene (Ron) Ruggles,
Bob (Deb) Weaver, Rick (Linda) Weaver, Mary Flores, and Sue (Norm)
Veres. Don had many dear nephews and nieces who are special to
Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Karl Murd;
and dearly loved grandson, Derek Brown.
There are so many people to thank for their love and support through
the years. We especially want to thank Dr. Kelly Emch and Lana
Heintz, Nurse Navigator, for their wonderful care and compassion
for getting Don through his tough times, especially the last five
years. We will be forever grateful to you! We also want to thank
Dr. Matt Spector from the University of Michigan Otolaryngology
Department, and his nurse, Tammy for their care and compassion
and giving us three and a half more years with Don. Lastly, we
thank Don’s ProMedica Hospice nurse, Amy, and the love and
care of the nurses and staff at Ebeid Hospice. We have been truly
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Walker
Funeral Home, 5155 W Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623 from 2:00
pm to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will take place at the funeral
home starting at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Interment
will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.
Donations suggested to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence, 5340
Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560 or the Otolaryngology Dept. at
the University of Michigan (checks made to Regents of U of M),
Gifts Department, 3003 S. State St., Suite 8022, Ann Arbor, MI