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This one started us both on the Vetts. “I'm going to miss you Joe. You always made me feel like I was welcome and you were like a big brother to me! ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ronnie Esarey - Osceola, IN

“Thinking of you Lynda and your family. I had relatives in over the weekend and did not even read the paper. Just found out today at work. So, so...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mariellen & Kenny

“LyndaDon and I are so sorry to hear that Joe passed away. Please know that we always enjoyed seeing and talking to both of you. You are in our...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Weber - Mishawaka, IN

“Farewell my friend. We had many laughs at College Education Janet ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: janet heitkamp - mishawaka, IN

“Dear Lynda, Steph, Gary, Julie, Nick and kids....I just want you all to know that we are thinking of you and holding you all in our hearts. Mike and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Ruth Story - Mishawaka, IN


6 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Merriman - Mooresville, IN

“You will be missed here on earth but will be welcomed by all of your friends and family in heaven ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Becky Merriman - Mooresville, IN

“Peace be with Joe's family-Joe stopped by to look at a Tractor I had for sale a few weeks ago-I didn't know who he was, and he didn't know who I was...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Alan Cookerly Sr. - Mishawaka, IN

“Our thoughts are with yourfamily. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Merv & Sandy Phillips - Oceanside, CA

“Dear Lynda and Family:Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We were your "Lake Neighbors" for a number of years and will always remember...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Larry & Edna Ralston - Decatur, MI

“Lynda and family......with hugs and sympathy during your time of loss. Many will remember Joe for his expertise as a firefighter in our community,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Karolyn Wagner Kucela - Mishawaka, IN


Donald was born on May 11, 1944 and passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Donald was a resident of Mishawaka, Indiana at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1962.

Joe was proud to have served his country as an Airman in the United States Air Force.

He was married to Lynda.

Visitation will be on Sunday October 16th from 2 to 6 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home 505 W. 8th Street Mishawaka. Funeral Services will be on Monday October 17th at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with visitation an hour before at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Bauman officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery Mishawaka.

Memorial contributions can be made to Survive Alive House 1306 S. Main Street Mishawaka IN 46544.

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