Donald E. Sharpe,
age 89, of Portage, IN, passed away on September 16, 2014.
He was born on
December 27, 1924 in Lawton, MI, to Hugh Cooper and Lily (Hills) Sharpe, who
preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his wife of 63 years, Shirley (Tavernier) Sharpe of Portage; son, Donald E.
Sharpe II of Portage; daughter, Diane (Dale) Misch of Portage; brother,
Keith (Janet) Sharpe; sister, Thelma (Leonard) Kraft, Hilda (Pat) Tomkinson;
grandchildren, Thomas (Stefanie) Misch, Brad Sharpe, Melinda (Matt)
Guglielmetti; great-grandchildren, Jodie Burns, Madelyn and Amy Misch and
several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his brother, Norman Sharpe.
Donald retired from
US Steel with 39 years of service in the Energy Division. Upon retirement
worked for 20 years at Carlson Farms. He was a Cub Master for several years
for Pack 50 in Portage. Donald was an usher at Liberty Bible Church for many
will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368, with Pastor Greg Carter
officiating. Burial to follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
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