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Donald E. Sharpe dies at age 89

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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 years.

Funeral Services 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 Funeral Home.

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Posted 9/19/2014