COLUMBUS, IN

Donald E. Meyer, 82, of Jonesville, IN, passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Don was born March 4, 1935, in Bartholomew County, IN, the son of Edward and Elsie (Schroeder) Meyer. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1953. Don married Hazel Marie Hackman on April 21, 1957, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sauers. He worked at Cummins Engine Company for 30 years, retiring in 1987.

Don was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving as past elder, school board member and trustee. Don was also a member of the Diesel Workers Union and a past member of American Legion Post #89. He also continued to farm with his sons, Gary and Mark, and was a Pioneer Seed Representative. He took an active interest in the activities of his children and grandchildren, their sports and 4-H and loved spending time with family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hazel; daughter, Kay (Richard Hardin) Bottorff; 2 sons, Gary (Nancy) Meyer and Mark (Ashley) Meyer; grandchildren, Angie (Bryan) Jaquemai, Brittany (Aaron) Harden, Lauren (Ethan) Johns, Ethan Meyer, Mallory Meyer, Seth Meyer, Bailey Meyer, Henry Baxter, Leana Baxter, Presley Meyer and Nora Meyer; great-grandchildren, Grace and Laney Jaquemai and Lila and Hunter Johns; his sisters, Lucille (Claude) Gaier and Evelyn (John) Horman; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and a sister, Helen Arnholt Cortner, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jonesville, where Rev. Edgar Keinath will officiate. Visitation will be at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour on Friday, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to time of service on Saturday.

Mr. Meyer’s burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion #89, V.F.W. #1925, and associates, all of Seymour.

Memorials can be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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