News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 28, 2013

Donald Wasmer

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The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Donald Howard Wasmer, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born March 3, 1928, in Jasonville, to Joseph Franklin Wasmer and Minnie Fay (Fields) Wasmer.

Donald married the light of his life Marjorie E. (Harris) Wasmer on April 10, 1954, and she passed away on June 10, 2000.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Pam Wasmer and James Chiplis of Bloomington, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, D.J. and Rachel Wasmer of West Terre Haute; stepgrandchildren, Gracie, Gwyn, and Lilly Renfro; sister, Jo Ann Hamilton of Jasonville; best buddy, Solo; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sister, Geneva Bledsoe; and special mother-in-law, Effie (Nannie) Harris.

Donald was a 1946 Jasonville High School graduate. He had worked for Anaconda/Alcan from 1959-1987. He also had worked at Sinders Chevrolet in Jasonville in his early years. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, and The Isaac Walton League. Donald was an avid outdoorsman and master gardener.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., in Jasonville, with Visitation scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating. Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.