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Updated: 03/22/2014 08:00:03AM

Donald R. Wilt

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Donald R. Wilt, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Englewood, Fla.

He was born March 30, 1927, in Sedalia, Madison County, Ohio.

Donald grew up in Jeffersonville, Fayette County, Ohio. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Military Police in Italy. After service to our country, he worked for International Harvester dealers in Jeffersonville, Mount Sterling, Chillicothe and Washington Court House — all in Ohio. Donald moved to Arcadia, Fla., in 1976, and took a position with South Florida Motor Co. of Arcadia. He retired in 1992 from there.

Donald is survived by three children, daughters, Melissa J. (Gire) Hill of Parrish, Fla., and Jennifer (Paul) Stefano of Rotonda, Fla.; and son, Dr. Stephen R. (Gail) Wilt of Lafayette, La.; along with eight grandchildren, Kelly and Ben Wilt, Brandi Nolette, Jessica Jenkins, Zach DeStefano, Kari Tichaeck, Amber and May Hill; and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Aylia and Dillon. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Barbara Jo Hidy Wilt; parents, Hugh T. and Edna Brill Wilt; and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, with the Rev. Jim Wade of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.


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