Donald E. Talbert
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Donald E. Talbert
  • September 4, 1948 - May 22, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Donald E. Talbert, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born September 4, 1948 in Anderson, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Betty J. (Ellis) Talbert. Donald was a CPA with Deloitte Haskins and Sells along with Krouse, Kern & Co. for over 15 years combined. He was an activities director for various nursing homes in Fort Wayne before completing his CPE classes at Lutheran Hospital. After completing his CPE classes, Donald was a part-time Chaplain with Lutheran Hospital. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church for over 38 years, teaching adult Sunday school class for over 30 years and helping establish retired bible school. An avid reader and sports fanatic, Donald enjoyed reading and watching MLB, Colts Football and Purdue Basketball. He is survived by his loving wife, Penny (Baker) Talbert of Fort Wayne; sons, Brian (Maria) Talbert of Spencer, Ind., Kevin (Jennie Daniels) Talbert of Caldwell, ID., and Jeremy (Lillian) Talbert of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; brother, Charlie Talbert of Ephrata, Penn; one niece, and one nephew. Funeral Service will be 11am, Friday, May 26, 2017, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 5-8pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road., Fort Wayne. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd UMC for the older adult ministry.