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Darwin W. "Bub" Ekleberry

October 21, 1930 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 89)



Darwin W. “ Bub” Ekleberry, age 89, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:25am at Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care, Upper Sandusky.


He was born on October 21, 1930 in Sycamore, Ohio, to Raymond and Nellie (Gilliland) Ekleberry, both of whom are deceased.  He was first married to Beverly Sortland, who is deceased, and then married Nancy A. (Main) Strathern, and she survives.


He is also survived by 3 sons, Thomas, Terry and Lewis, along with 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchild. 


He was preceded in death by a sister, Neva Jean Orians.


Darwin was retired from Guardian Industries in Upper Sandusky, after 20 years of service.  Before that he had worked at Central Soya in Marion, and also the Whirlpool Corporation in Findlay. 


He was an Eden High School Graduate of 1948 and a member of John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky.  He was also a life member of BPOE #83, social member of the American Legion #225, and former member of both the Amvets and VFW, all located in Upper Sandusky.

In Bub’s younger years, he enjoyed playing in the summer softball leagues for 18 years, and also spending his summers at Gem Beach, Lake Erie.  


Visitations for Darwin “Bub” Ekleberry will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County and can be sent to Lucas Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave Upper Sandusky, OH  43351.


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March 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Elks Memorial Service
March 20, 2020

7:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


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