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Donald John Bouy, Sr.
February 25, 1942 ~ October 1, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Donald J. Bouy, 80, of Sandusky, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Firelands Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 25, 1942 in Sandusky, Ohio to Frank J. and Hilda (Hermes) Bouy. Don spent his childhood learning about the dairy industry from his father, eventually adopting the same noble profession. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1960, often reminiscing on the fond memories and mischievous adventures he shared with his classmates and friends.
On April 4, 1964, Don married the love of his life, Judith Pluckhorn. Over their 58 years together, they cultivated a legacy of love, which has been a model to their children and grandchildren.
Don’s love for farming, especially dairy cattle, was evident to all who knew him. He was proud of his 50 years milking cows and grateful to pass his work ethic, passion for agriculture, and family farm on to the next generations.
Outside of farming, Don’s greatest joy was his family. His children and grandchildren were his favorite topic of conversation, and he was frequently found supporting their athletic events, livestock shows, and other activities – usually with a bag of popcorn in hand.
Don was an active member of several community organizations. He served on the Bellevue Milk Producers Board and was an officer of both the Perkins and St. Mary’s Athletic Booster Clubs. He was also President of the South Hayes Farm Bureau Council and a longtime member of the American Legion.
Don is survived by his wife, Judy Bouy; sons, John (Amy) Bouy, and Tom (Barb) Bouy; daughter, Beth (Todd) Cutler; grandchildren, Jessica (Austin) George, Tiffany (Caleb) Frisch, Tyler (Melanie) Bouy, Tim Cutler, Emily Cutler, Jake Bouy, Zack Bouy; and great-grandchildren, Trenton, Coleton, and Lucas George, and Xander, Tanner, and Keller Frisch. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Geraldine Bouy, Joyce Bouy, and Jeanette Quilter; and two brothers, Frank W. Bouy, and Melvin Bouy (in infancy).
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. A prayer service will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022 at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky. Fr Zach Brown officiating. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s memory to the Charles Waldock Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Perkins Local Schools, 3714 Campbell St., Sandusky, OH 44870; St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; or the Erie County 4-H Outstanding 4-H Boy/Girl Award Fund c/o Erie County 4-H Committee, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 (make checks payable to Erie County 4-H Committee).
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Don's family at davidfkoch.com