Donald Rudolph Hjerpe, 79, formerly of Elyria, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Houston, TX. Donald was born in Ashtabula, on August 3, 1927 to his parents, the late John Richard and Laina A. (Latvala) Hjerpe. Donald loved photography and gardening and he was well known for his beautiful pictures and his famous tomatoes.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Mary Margaret (Coates) Hjerpe; son, Michael Hjerpe and wife Patricia; daughter, Robin Berner; grandchildren, Steven Berner, Kristen Berner, Mikie Hjerpe and wife Rachael; great-granddaughter, Haley Hjerpe; brothers-in-law, Andy Benze, Harold Goss; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers and sisters.
Family, friends and associates celebrated Donald's life at his residence in his beloved garden Tuesday evening, May 1, 2007.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9926 Jones Rd., Houston, TX, 77065 (281-897-9823). To sign the Online Guestbook or Write a Tribute please visit www.cyfairfunerals.com.