Donna M. Bollheimer, age 96, of Sidney, passed away on Saturday, August 12,
2023, at 7:55 AM, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. She was born the daughter of
Raymond Schuler and Cleta (Mann/Kossel) Schuler on June 3, 1927, in
On June 13, 1959, Donna married Alvin Bollheimer. Donna is survived by her
loving family, husband, sons Aaron and David Bollheimer. She is also survived
by her siblings, Marilyn (Doug) Oakley, Wayne Kossel, Harold (Nancy) Kossel,
Gaylord (Marilyn) Kossel, her close cousin Gary Snider, and many nieces and
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Demetra (George)
Rinehart, Kate (John) Nischwitz, Charlie Kossel, and Marvin Kossel.
Donna was a life-long member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Clay Township
Donna and Alvin spent most of their married lives in Hardin, Ohio, where Aaron
and David were raised. Donna and Alvin spent many hours tending garden.
Donna canned a lot of food, and shared the produce with many, some of whom
were their great Hardin neighbors. She was a good cook and enjoyed making
meals for others.
Donna was a graduate of Blume High School. She had various jobs in her life,
but found her calling as a cook for her neighborhood school, Hardin Elementary
School. She enjoyed her work and co-workers. Although students couldn’t
enjoy the same meals she made at home, she was proud to have helped feed
probably thousands of students over her career.
Donna’s other hobbies included sewing comforters/quilts and doing word
puzzles. Over the last few years, she also enjoyed Dave’s dog Snoop. From the
first day Snoop walked into the house and climbed on the recliner to sleep at
Donna’s feet, there was true connection.
After retirement, Donna and Alvin spent many hours helping others. Whether it
was cooking, cleaning, chores, or just visiting. She truly cared about others.
Much of her time was spent worrying about others, especially Alvin, Aaron, and
Dave. In hindsight, we realize that was her way of showing love to others.
Donna was a loving wife, mom, sister, neighbor, and friend. She was loved by
many and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:30 AM at St.
Mark’s Lutheran Church, 10424 Geyer Dr. Clay Township, Wapakoneta, OH
45895 with Pastor Cheryl Siegenthaler officiating. Burial to follow at the church
cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 4:00-6:00 PM at
Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home and again at the church on Wednesday, 9:30-
Not only Donna, but the family has been blessed to receive services from the
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. Nurse Stephanie Rank became an important
piece of our family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made
to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cromesfh.com