Donald Lee “Don” Viebranz

Born: 05/16/1938 Passed:

Donald Lee “Don” Viebranz, 81, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on April 26, 2020. He was born in Ravenna on May 16, 1938. Don was a Military Veteran serving in the National Guard and Army. He was an active coach in youth sports, especially when his children were in school. He started officiating as an OHSAA official 52 years ago, in the sports of basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball. Don was the first president of the Portage Lakes Rotary. Don and Bonnie were youth leaders setting Christian values in youths as well as their own children. He also attended Springfield Fellowship Church.

Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie Louise (Main) of 61 years; sons, Donald Jr. (Rebecca) of Uniontown and Daniel (Debbie) of East Canton; daughters, Deann of Uniontown and Dana of Akron; eight grandsons; four granddaughters, and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Crossroads Hospice Care. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


10 Tributes to Donald Lee “Don” Viebranz

  1. Lissa Roubic says:

    I have warm memories with Uncle Donnie and his family at picnics, family reunions and of course, on the ball fields. He was always the jokester with the “Viebranz” look when he was pulling your leg! He was a kind and loving man who set a good example. I will miss him yet I will smile
    knowing he is at peace with Jesus. Sending hugs, love and prayers to his family. ❤️

  2. Dave & Dottie Jenkins says:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. How precious to know he is with Jesus and we will all see him again!

  3. Chuck Walton says:

    Dear Bonnie and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Don, especially during this difficult time. You are definitely in our prayers. Love you all.
    Chuck & Pat Walton

  4. Barbara Volk says:

    Sorry for your loss. I worked at Centran (Key) Bank the same time Don did. I worked in Operations and he was a branch manager. What a great man he was. Kind, friendly and just an all around gentleman. Hugs and Prayers for the family.

  5. Bobbi Baird says:

    I’ll remember Uncle Donnie in many positive ways. With a big smile, great sense of humor and always great with a story. So sorry for this hard loss. Hope you feel surrounded by much love. ♥️

  6. Russ and Shelly Dizdr says:

    May God’s comfort and peace be upon each of you as you process the loss of such a wonderful man.

  7. Barbara Oakes says:

    Deann and family,
    I am sorry for your loss and the heartache you feel. What a life well lived. My prayers for you all.

  8. Gary and Pat Holl says:

    Both Pat and I was very saddened to here of Dons passing. However we are comforted in the knowledge that he is now with our Lord and Savior. If there is @nything we can do to help ,please call. God be with you.

  9. Helena Stapleton says:

    Deanne & family, so sorry for your loss R.I.P.

    Thinking of you

  10. Dean Young says:

    I remember Don as the consummate gentleman, soft spoken and considerate of others. It is significant that his obituary recounts his contributions to youth sports & programs, and his Rotary involvement. It is also in my memory that Don was a person who cared about the community and gave of his time to make it better.

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