Donald E. "Don" Stearns
Residence: Monticello (Norway), Indiana
Died: Saturday, January 01, 2022
Location: 1:19 a.m., at his home with his family by his side.
 
 
Age: 91
Date of Birth: Friday, April 18, 1930
Birth place: Benton County, Indiana
Branch: Army
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: Ira Stearns  
Mother: Ruth ( Greenburg ) Stearns  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Don had lived in the Monticello (Norway), Indiana, area most all of his life.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Funeral Location: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Celebration of Life Service will be here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Joe Johnson
Burial will take place: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the Idaville Cemetery in Idaville, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Don had lived in the Monticello (Norway), Indiana, area most all his life. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Don was an electrician all his life, working for former Greenlee Electric of Monticello, Indiana, for over twenty - seven years. He then went to work at Indiana Beach of Monticello, Indiana, until he retired. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #81 of Monticello, Indiana. He loved to fish, hunt rabbits and squirrels, and camping. Don especially loved all his family!!!
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the Idaville Cemetery or Idaville, Indiana.
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to be given to Riley Hospital for Children. Envelopes will be available at the fuenral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Marriage Information: On November 9, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Indiana, he married Nancy K. Holcomb; she passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
Survivors include:
Five (5) Daughters,
Debbie (husband Ed) Halsema of Monticello, Indiana,
Donna (husband Randy) Purgett of Monticello, Indiana,
Dee (husband Mike "Beans") Williams of Monticello, Indiana,
Carol D. Brady of Monticello (Norway), Indiana, and
Dawn "Hoodie" Davis of Idaville, Indiana;

Eight (8) Grandchildren,
Chris (wife Billie) Stearns of Chalmers, Indiana,
Kelly Miller of Monticello, Indiana,
John Purgett of Monticello, Indiana,
Nathan Purgett of Monticello, Indiana,
Robbie (wife Haley) Williams of Monticello, Indiana,
Heather Williams of Monticello, Indiana,
Zach Davis of Idaville, Indiana, and
Bailey Davis of Idaville, Indiana;

Eight (8) Great Grandchildren;

Eight (8) Great Great Grandchildren;

One (1) Sister,
Margaret "Margie" Sites of Sterling Heights, Michigan;

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Great Nieces, Great Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.


Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Ira and Ruth (Greenburg) Stearns;

Wife,
Nancy K. (Holcomb) Stearns;

One (1) Daughter,
Cheryl Ann Stearns;

Two (2) Sons-In-Law,
Michael "Mike" L. Brady, and
Timothy "Tim" Davis;

Eight (8) Siblings,
Helen Wilson,
Ira "Shorty" Stearns,
Wilbur "Web" Stearns,
Betty Harris,
Shirley Harris,
Lois Guard,
Dennis Wayne Stearns, and
Howard Dean Stearns.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.