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Donald Nelson Rife

September 16, 1941 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 79)


Donald Nelson Rife, age 79, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on September 12, 2021 in Columbus Ohio. Don was born to the late Nelson and Edith Rife in Obetz, OH. He is retired after 50+ years in the Plumber and Pipe Fitters Union Local #189. Don loved cars and was know to refinish, repair, and restore antiques, drag race, and demolition derby. He and his wife Barbara would also travel to play Bingo 3 times per week, but their favorite bingo hall of all was the WCAP Bingo. Don is survived by his loving spouse, Barbara Rife; sons, Edward Rife, Robert (Lisa) Rife; 3 stepsons, Paul (Carla) Gray, James (Jeannie) Gray, Chris (Jerilynn) Gray; one brother, James Rife; his beloved dog; Tucker, and a host of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister, Rosa May Runyon. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Pfeifer Funeral Home. Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Pfeifer Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Ken Keen from the Trinity Assembly of God. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at 1:00 PM in Columbus, Ohio. Online condolences available at

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September 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pfeifer Funeral Home
7915 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Funeral Service
September 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Pfeifer Funeral Home
7915 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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