Donald Eugene Gephart
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Donald Eugene Gephart
  • July 1, 1930 - December 30, 2017
  • Ossian, Indiana

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Donald Eugene Gephart, 87, of Ossian, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Hospice Home. He was born July 1, 1930 in Keystone, IN to the late David and Loma (Gustin) Gephart. He graduated from Chester Center High School in 1949. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He had worked at Fort Wayne Tailoring in his earlier work career, where he met his wife Berniece. He then worked as a fork lift operator and retired from Kmart Distribution Center, working there for over 39 years. He loved spending time with his family and working in his garden. He had many interests, going to auctions, antiquing, and traveling with his family and his wife of 61 years are just a few. He also enjoyed a good card game, playing Skip-bo and Euchre with family and friends was one of his favorite pastimes. Surviving are his wife, Berniece (Blair) Gephart of Ossian; daughter, Linda (Mike) Bultemeier of Ossian; granddaughters, Heather (Benjamin) Crayner and Amber (Nate) Corwin; sisters, Helen Gephart and Martha Weaver; and brothers, Jake Gephart, Kay Gephart, and Dean Gephart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel King; and brothers, Joe Gephart, Ralph Gephart, Carl Gephart, Glen Gephart, and Max Gephart. Funeral will be Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Jay County Retirement Center, Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Ossian, or Visiting Nurse Hospice.