Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 28, 2013

Donald “Doggie” Deiwert, 79


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Donald “Doggie” Deiwert, 79, of Clarksburg passed away Jan. 26, 2013 at Morning Breeze with his loving wife by his side.

He was born Feb. 13, 1933 in rural Decatur County, the son of Floyd and Jessie (Granger) Deiwert.

Doggie was a 1953 graduate of Clarksburg High School where he participated in all sports. After graduation, he entered the United States Army where he did his basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark.

During his Army career he was a helicopter mechanic. After leaving the Army he went back home and worked with his father and brothers on the family farm, Sara Win Farms.

He met Myrtle Halcomb in Oct. 1962 when she was working at a restaurant. They were united in marriage March 6, 1971.  

Doggie retired from farming in 1997. After his retirement, Doggie found plenty to do.

He was a fixture at the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department where he could be found every morning drinking coffee with the firefighters. The other place you were guaranteed to see Doggie was at his grandson’s sporting events. Doggie was a member of Clarksburg Christian Church.  

Survivors include his wife Myrtle, his son Donald “Dog” Deiwert and wife Rebecca (Bennett), his daughter Kelly Clark and husband Dennis.

He is also survived by two sisters; Mabel Canfield and husband Richard, Sarah Bougardus and a brother Floyd Deiwert, Jr. and wife Iris and a sister in law Linda Deiwert.

He was also survived by three grandsons, Dakota Deiwert, Nathan Deiwert and Logan Clark. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents and two brothers John and Gale.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, also at the funeral home, Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating.

Burial will follow in Clarksburg Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Morning Breeze.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Decatur County Relay for Life or to Clarksburg Christian Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.