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Donald Whan

Donald Earl Whan

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1952 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Donald Earl Whan, 67, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Kendallville, Indiana, Donald was the son of the late Jack and Mary Whan. Donald graduated from East Noble High School and earned his bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1974 from Purdue University. Donald worked in food services for FWCS for 25 years prior to working for Parkview Hospital in the Dietary Department for 15 years. Donald was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. He was an avid sports fan, especially Purdue Sports. Donald enjoyed golfing, planning trips with his wife, spending holiday dinners together as a family and preparing his Thanksgiving Turkeys. He loved his family and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Debra Whan; children, Jaclyn (Donald) Shuler, Jeff (Hannah) Whan; grandchildren, Maia Shuler, Elliott, Lillian, and Leah Whan; and brother, David (Janet) Whan. Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Whan. Due to COVID-19 Private Family Services will be held at this time with a Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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Deb Kennell-Gonzales

Posted at 09:28am
Deb, I am catching up on my newspapers and just saw Don’s obit. My heart goes out to you and the kids. You and Don were a good team. I am so sorry for your loss.
Deb Kennell-Gonzales
 
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Deb Whan Posted at 12:56pm

Thank you, Deb. I appreciate your kind words. Deb
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Posted at 01:44pm
With loving memories of Uncle Don, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Vance and Sharlene Castator

Posted at 09:32pm
Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers. Such a shock. I wanted to do the Memorial Tree because of the connection that Don and my Dad had with trees.
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Larry A. Reidenbach

Posted at 11:57am
Our condolences. We have shared many a Holiday gathering at Bev and Dean's house and always enjoyed chatting with Don, especially about Purdue sports. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Larry and Linda Reidenbach & Family
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Phillip Degitz

Posted at 05:52am
SINCERE CONDOLENCE'S TO YOU ALL. DON WAS A GREAT GUY. I HAD KNOWN DON FOR A LONG TIME. MY MOM WORKED WITH DON AT FWCS,I WORKED WITH HIM AT KELLEY CHEVROLET.MAY HE REST IN PEACE. IN THOUGHT'S AND PRAYER'S.

PHIL DEGITZ
 
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Deb Whan Posted at 12:58pm

Thank you, Phil. Our family appreciates your kind words. Family of Don Whan
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