Donel R. Doan, 48, Bourbon, passed away Aug. 27, 2018, in South Bend Center for Hospice Care, with his loving family by his side.
He was born Feb. 8,1970, in Warsaw, to Donald Larry Doan Sr. and Cheryl (Gift) Doan and has been a lifelong area resident. He worked for Zimmer Biomet as a machinist and was a prison guard at the Miami County Correctional Facility. He was a 1988 graduate of Triton High School. He was a member of the Etna Green fire department, as well as a support member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, and a member of the Bourbon American Legion Post 424.
Mr. Doan honorably served his country in the United States Army for 24 years and retired in 2014.
On Dec. 16, 2015, he was joined in matrimony to his wife, Sharon (Patterson) Doan at Fort Gordon, Ga. Those left to celebrate the memory of Don Doan are his wife, his mother, Cheryl of Bourbon; his children: Melissa, Ty, and Darian Doan, all of Saint Charles, Minn.; and Aidan Doan of Bourbon. Also surviving are two siblings, his brother and wife Donald (Larry) and Anita Doan, II of Twelve Mile; and his sister Erin (Brad) Beatty of Etna Green; along with two step-children: Chase Howell of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and Ethan Howell of Bourbon. Honoring his memory is his previous spouse, Teena Doan (Halbakken) of St Charles, Minn.
He is preceded in passing by his father (Nov. 2, 2013) and maternal grandmother.
A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, in the First United Church of Christ, 407 N Main St, Bourbon, IN 46504. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, in the church with Pastor Susan Clark officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon with Military Honors by the Bourbon American Legion. A celebration of life will follow the burial at the Bourbon Senior Center (Matchett Center) at 805 N. Harris, Bourbon, to share with the family.
The Doan family requests memorial contributions in honor of Don to be given for Aidan Doan’s
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Doan family.