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Donald R. Worley, 74, of South Whitley passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born on March 17, 1939 in Illinois. He was the son of Marion and Viola (Andre) Worley. He graduated from Atwood High School with the Class of 1957.
He served with U.S. Army for two years and 11 months. He married Wanda Lee Brunner March 1, 1966, in Warsaw.
Don worked at Dana Corporation, Syracuse for 17 years in the Transmission Department.
He also was a self employed dairy farmer. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of God. He enjoyed visiting friends at McDonalds and also collected antique tractors.
Surviving relatives include two children, Christopher Worley of South Whitley and Emily (Randy) Gaskill of Monroe; four grandchildren, Aaron, Brandon and Craig Gaskill and Teri Jo Brunner; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Virginia and Margaret both of Kosciusko County.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda Lee; one infant granddaughter, Sarah Pingry; four brothers; two stepsons, Tim Boner and Scott Feighner.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 to noon at Oak Grove Church of God, Raber Road, Columbia City. Funeral service will immediately follow at noon at the church with Pastor Stephen Johnson officiating. DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will follow at South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City with graveside military rites conducted by Korean War Veteran Honor Guard.
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