Donald Alan Whipple, age 73, of rural Wolcottville, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at home. Mr. Whipple was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 24, 1946 to the late Harold and Margaret (Lepoutre) Whipple. He graduated from Republic High School in Ohio in 1964. He entered into the United States Navy and honorably served his country from 1966-1969 during the Vietnam War. He was employed with Hayes-Albion Foundry in Tiffin, Ohio from 1969-1986. In 1986, he moved to Indiana to work at Dalton Foundry in Kendallville until his retirement in 2009. Don spent 42 years working in the foundry business. He married Madonna Faye (Taylor) Hossler on February 25, 2000 in LaGrange, Indiana. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. Don was passionate about his children and grandchildren.
Wife, Madonna Whipple of Wolcottville.
Son, Chad and Traci Whipple of Kendallville.
Son, Jeremy and Lisa Whipple of Fostoria, Ohio.
Son, Ryan Whipple of Fostoria, Ohio.
Son, Travis Whipple of Irving, Texas.
Son-in-law, Joe Warwick of Kendallville.
Six grandchildren: Kayla Williams, Haley Neff and her boyfriend, Kyle Mast, Abby Whipple, Carson Whipple, Sam Whipple, and Kendall Whipple.
Two great grandchildren: Renlee Williams and Rowan Williams.
Sister, Janet and John Wise of Republic, Ohio.
Brother, Richard and Lynn Whipple of Huntington, Indiana.
Brother, Harold and Betty Whipple of Tiffin, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Warwick in 2012 and grandson, Scooter Neff in 2003.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 18th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home. Pastor Brad Darr will officiate the funeral service.
Burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Noble Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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