Donald Wayne Stewart

Born: Thu., Apr. 19, 1934
Died: Wed., Apr. 3, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 05, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 06, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Donald Wayne Stewart
Donald Wayne Stewart, 84, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2019 at his home west of Universal, Indiana. He was born April 19, 1934 in the home place at Cory, IN, the 6th of 8 children. Proceeding him in death were his parents, Harley Webster Stewart and Edith Amanda (Modesitt) Stewart, brothers, Roy, Eldon and Dale, sisters, Joy, Jean, Estelle Mae and Norma Jane, mother and father-in-law; Adeline Kluesner and Joe Kluesner brother-in-law, Ted Kluesner and Chuck Walters and son-in-law, Thomas Boland.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Lola Vandetta (Kluesner) Stewart, their children, Rebecca Jane (John Brown), Joseph Allen (April), Gail Marie (Tim Voiles), Laurie Lynne Boland, Sherry Sue (Mike Wood), Mark Wayne (Beth) and Jeffrey Lee (Donna). Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, 29 nieces and nephews and various extended family.
Don enlisted in the United States Air Force on March 2, 1953, receiving many citations and ribbons during his service. After 20 years of dedicated service, he retired as a MSgt Sergeant on April 2, 1973 and moved his family back to Indiana to their present home.  He had worked at Hercules, Roselawn Memorial Park, and Scott Oil.  
Don enjoyed being outdoors and at one time was known as “The Mowing Man” to the community of Universal.
Funeral services will be held at Frist Funeral Home in Clinton, Indiana on Saturday at  1 PM, with Kent Beckmann officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, IN.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to a charity of your choice in Don’s name.  Online condolences may be made at

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