Donald R. Lister, 79, of Claypool, passed on to his heavenly home on Jan. 4, 2019, at Parkview Randallia, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Chester, Ill. to Earl and Lillian (Winkleman) Lister. He grew up in Rolla, Mo. moving later to Indiana where he met and married Merdena Tucker on Nov. 7, 1964. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. He was employed in Warsaw at Union Tool, retiring from Little Crow Foods in 2003. He enjoyed watching humming birds, old westerns, NASCAR, and his beloved cat, Smokie.
He is survived by his wife, Merdena Lister, Claypool; his son: Neil(Michelle) Lister of Claypool, and also four brothers and two sisters.
His parents preceded him, along with four sisters.
There will be no calling prior to the service. A service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Burial will be held at Ulrey Memorial Cemetery following the service. Pastor Jamy Gregory will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Donald Lister, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, PO Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581