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Donald L. Blessinger

Donald L. Blessinger, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville, Indiana. He was born on October 18, 1932 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Fred and Etta Mae (Land) Blessinger. Donald graduated from Kitchel High School in Kitchel, Indiana.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army, he served from 1949 to 1952 serving in Germany. On April 8th 1954 Donald married the love of his life Wilma “Jean” Shafer and the two of them were at each other’s sides for 65 years.

Donald continued his education in Industrial Engineering at Earlham College and Dayton University. He completed courses for executive growth at Earlham College. Donald retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1987 as manufacturing engineer. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends on motorcycles. He had many hobbies, fishing, woodworking, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wilma “Jean” Blessinger, daughter Sharon Meece, son Ronald Blessinger, four grandchildren Shane Rifner, Mark Meece, Joshua Blessinger, deceased, David Blessinger, two great grandchildren, Lainey Rifner and Levi Rifner.

A private service is to be held, date pending. Condolences and cards can be sent to his wife Jean Blessinger at 1667 Sheridan Road SR 38, Cabin 18, Noblesville, Indiana 46062.