Donald Chaney

December 12, 2012

Donald M. Chaney, 75, of rural Frankfort passed away December 12, 2012 in Frankfort. He was born July 19, 1937 in Tippecanoe County to John L. and Bettie E. (Todd) Chaney. He married Dorothy Thiel on July 27, 1958 in Frankfort and she survives.;Donald graduated from Colfax High School in 1955. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 then served in the Army Reserves for 6 years. He worked for Mallory Controls for 40 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Manson Congregational Christian Church. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden and watching sports with his grandsons.;Surviving along with his wife are a daughter: Dianna (Randy) Richards of Rossville, 2 grandsons: John Ryan Wheeler of Rossville, and Cody Alan Wheeler of Rossville, a brother: James (Judith) Chaney of rural Frankfort, a brother-in-law: Ray Leap of California, and several nieces and nephews;He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters: Jean Chaney and Opal Leap.;Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Bunnell Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3:30 p.m. at Manson Congregational Christian Church. Pastors Ken Thompson and Mark Sanders will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Manson Congregational Christian Church or Special Olympics with envelopes available at the Church. Archer-Weston Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


6 Condolences for “Donald Chaney”

  1. Marty & Sandy Bailey

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. It’s never easy to give up a loved one, especially so close to the Holidays. He’s in a better place than we. Remember all the wonderful times you spent shared together.

  2. Karen Patchett

    Dorothy, My sincere condolences to you, your family, and Jim, Judy and their families, at the passing of Don. I have many memories of Colfax High School and the friendships formed there.

  3. Julia Lewis

    Wanted to let you know that Don was a wonderful person to work with. He treated everyone in our department with respect and kindness. My thoughts are with your family at this time…

  4. Tyler Shoemaker

    Dorothy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You all are in my prayers.

  5. richard sherfey & other family members

    I express my condolences in the passing of Donald and he will be missed by many, but may God bless his family.

  6. Terry Hymer Burnette

    Dearest Dorothy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are thought of at this painful time. Terry

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