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Reif Snyder Donaldson

Posted on September 21, 2021

Updated on September 22, 2021


Reif Snyder Donaldson, Jr., age 81 of Olney and formerly of Bridgeport, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born August 5, 1940 in Connersville, IN to Reif Snyder Donaldson. Sr. and his wife Hannah Laurene (Abernathy) Donaldson.

On August 10, 1970, Reif married Barbara Allen Ahlfield in Princeton, IN. Barbara preceded Reif in death in 1980.

After graduating high school, he worked in construction through a local Laborer's Union. He also devoted much of himself and his time to the Lord's ministry. He ministered at many local churches. Reif was a member of the Christian Church of Olney and was active in the Kingdom Builders Men's Fellowship.

Surviving family includes: six children- Matthew Donaldson and wife Chandra of West Salem, Bethanee Pritchard and husband Butch of Louisville, Ethan Donaldson and wife Tina of Greeley, CO, Joshua Donaldson and wife Elizabeth of Clay City, Adam Donaldson and wife Hilary of Olney, and Miranda Donaldson of West Salem: six siblings- Dr. Daniel Donaldson and wife Becky of Florissant, MO, Gail Bouslog and husband Phil of Kokomo, IN, Sally Courtney and husband Jerry of Robinson, Melody Johnsen and husband Roy of Olney, Judy Donaldson of Olney, and Lula Vorick and husband Jeff of Myrtle Beach, SC: fourteen grandchildren- Ashley Hess and Whitney Wiseman, Luke, Marie, and Mary Donaldson, Barbara and Clay Pritchard, Shantaya, Kveon, KJ, Keyshawn, and Akeelah Donaldson, Jonah and Josephine Donaldson,: and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, September 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the White House Christian Church. Burial will follow in the White House Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to an organization that was near and dear to Reif: Team Expansion (c/o Account #1045 at 4112 Old Routt Rd of Louisville, KY 40299). Online contributions can be sent to Team Expansion at

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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