Donald D. Lemler, 87, Bourbon, crossed the finish line into the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, at 1:27 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.
He was born the son of Harry I. and Audrey Lemler at Bourbon on Dec. 15, 1932. He has been a lifelong resident and a 1951 graduate of Bourbon High School. He was a retired farmer, and also retired after 55 years of service from O.E.C. (Biomet). He worked hard to provide for his family. One of the highlights was taking the family out to eat on Saturday nights. He was also known by his grandchildren for always having candy and snacks for them to enjoy. He attended Bible Baptist Church at Wakarusa. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the United States Army.
On July 19, 1959, he married the love of his life, Martha Jane Hall. She survives along with a daughter: Melanie (Randy) Overmyer, Tippecanoe; and two sons: Brad (Jennifer) Lemler, Brownwood, Tex.; and Brian (Tonja) Lemler, Tippecanoe. He was also blessed with his grandchildren: Kirt (Mindy) Overmyer, Jake (Alyssa) Overmyer, Caleb Overmyer, Shelby (Ryan) Kiefer, Josh Lemler, David Lemler and Macel Lemler; along with great-grandchildren: Kaylan, Maddie and Paige Overmyer. Also surviving is his brother: Robert (Jan) Lemler, Key Largo, Fla.; a sister-in-law: Marcella Lemler, Montana; and his beloved German Shepherd, Casey.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Glenn and Max.
Private family services will be held.
In keeping with current COVID-19 regulations, masks will be suggested as well as being mindful of social distancing.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Bible Baptist Church, 205 E. Waterford St., Wakarusa, IN 46573 or Foundation Fighting Blindness, PO Box 45740 Baltimore, MD 21297-5740.