Donald E. Rattigan
Donald E. Rattigan, age 86, of Rossford, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Elizabeth Scott Community. He was born on April 14, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Anna (Mikolasik) Rattigan. Don was a 1949 graduate of Rossford High School, where he is a member in the Rossford Athletic Hall of Fame. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in England during the Korean War. Don married Julia (Seman) in 1953, and together they raised three children. He was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. as a millwright until his retirement in 1992. Don was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend to all, who will be dearly missed. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Julia; children, Colleen (Thomas) “Matt” Doyle, Maureen (James) Strall, Michael (Cheryl) Rattigan; grandchildren, Brenna (Jeff) Newmann, Corey (Sara) Doyle, Nolan (Sarah) Doyle, Mallory (Taylor) Jesko, MacKenzie (Ryan) Hogan, Madison (Kevin Kline) Strall, Hannah Rattigan and Ian Rattigan, and sister, Pat Wojton. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Zeniewicz, and brother, William Rattigan. Family and friends visited at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, on Wednesday, November 1, from 2 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church today, November 2, at 10 a.m., where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church Building Fund or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.