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Donald E. Coleman Jr.

October 3, 1949 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 69)

Donald E. Coleman Jr, age 69, of Wabash, passed away on April 1, 2019, at his home.  Donald was born on October 3, 1949 to the late Donald Sr. and Bertha (Fulk) Coleman in Kokomo, IN.

Don married the love of his life, Alyce Bauer on November 11, 1977 in Kokomo.  They shared 41 years of marriage together.Don was a 1968 graduate of Kokomo High School.  After high school he worked at Continental Steel in Kokomo until they closed.  After the steel mill closed, he worked as a cook at The Mother House in Tipton for 12 years. After which he retired due to medical issues.

Don was a proud member of the NRA.  He enjoyed reading and loved to watch crime shows on television.  He enjoyed camping with his family in his homemade camper that his son built for he and Alyce.  He loved to talk religion, politics, and the second amendment.  He was a happy man, he liked nothing better than to make people laugh.  It didn’t seem to matter how he got the laugh, whether it be from a joke or a jab in your direction.  He was the type of man that made others happy just to be near him, true joy is infectious, and he had it!  He was a good guy with a heart for others.  He often sent care packages to the military serving overseas and always made sure the servicemen and women not receiving anything from home, got something special from him.  He attended the Heartland Great Banquet #5, sharing his love for the Lord with others and encouraging them to attend this life changing event.  Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Those left to carry on Don’s legacy of the love are his wife, Alyce Coleman; children Chris (Mindy) Coleman and Megan Coleman; grandchildren Mickalea and Rylee Bowman; siblings Tim (Lee) Colemanand Sharon Coleman; along with several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Sr. and Bertha Coleman and his sister Connie Byers.

A funeral service celebrating Don’s life will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home located at 314 N. Main Street in Tipton at 3:00 PM, with Jared Leinart officiating. A visitation will take place from 1:00 - 3:00 PM the same day.

Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Don with his family on his tribute wall.


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