Donald R. (Don) Need
Residence: Buffalo (formerly of Burnettsville), Indiana
Died: Friday, January 27, 2012
Location: La Mesa Healthcare Center in Yuma, Airzona
 
 
Age: 87
Date of Birth: Sunday, May 04, 1924
Birth place:
Branch: Navy
Service: World War II
Father: Charles D. Need  
Mother: Repha ( Conwell ) Need  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, community for the last several years.
Funeral Date: Monday, February 06, 2012
Funeral Location: 6:00 p.m., Celebration of Life Services at the Buffalo Christian Church, 303 E. State Road 16, Buffalo, Indiana 47925
Clergy: Mike Anderson of the Buffalo Christian Church of Buffalo, Indiana
Burial will take place: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, 13231 IN 101, Monroeville, Indiana 46773.
Visitation will be: Gathering of family and friends, Monday, February 6, 2012, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Buffalo Christian Church 303 E. State Road 16, Buffalo, Indiana 47925.
Biographical Information: Donald joined the Lord after a month long illness. He was a member of the Buffalo Christian Church of Buffalo, Indiana. Don's grandparents, Walter and Gertrude Need raised him on a farm near Monroeville, Indiana. He graduated from Monroeville High School in the class of 1942. Don then joined and served in the United States Navy as a Signalman 2nd Class, during World War II. He made eleven (11) round trips escorting convoys on the USS Dobler DE48. Don was awarded a Bronze Star in the Atlantic Theater. In 1944, he was transferred to the Pacific with duty aboard the USS ATA 204. Don was awarded another Bronze Star for the Invasion of Okinawa and many other ribbons. After being discharged December 26, 1945, Don, returned to Indiana. He worked at Anthony Wayne Glass, International Harvester and The Hoover Company, all of Fort Wayne and moved to Huntington, Indiana, and worked for Geedy Corey Hardware. In 1957 Don founded Need Appliance Service which he operated until 1962, at which time he joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He managed stores in Crawfordsville, Covington, and Kokomo, all of Indiana and was a district service representative in Indianapolis, Indiana, for two (2) years, also working in Huntington and New Castle, Indiana. He retired from Goodyear in 1979 and moved to Buffalo, Indiana, where he rejoined the work force as an outside salesman for the former McCord Auto Supply until 1994, when he moved to Carroll County. He traveled extensively throughout the West and Southwest. After his marriage to Anna Charlene, they enjoyed their motor home trips in the winters throughout the United States, visiting all of the states meeting and making friends with many of God's people. They spent the last four (4) winters in Yuma, Arizona. Don was very proud of the fact that he learned to play Bridge at the ago of 80. Even more satisfying was the fact that he could still play a good game of pool after sixty-five (65) years. He was an avid fisherman. Don loved to fish a pond or lake wherever he might land. However, most of all he was delighted when he was able to be having a good time with family. He loved all his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and sharing stories with them. Don was so happy when he could be of service to the Lord, wherever that might be.
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post of Monroeville, Indiana. will be at 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery in Monroeville, Indiana.
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Buffalo Christian Church of Buffalo, Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Marriage Information: On May 30, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he married Goldie M. Stevens. She died March 29, 2000. Then in 2002, he married Anna Charlene Herrington, in Buffalo, Indiana. She survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Anna Charlene Herrington - Need of Buffalo, Indiana;

Son,
Mike (wife Carmen) Need of Belfair, Washington;

Daughters,
Janice Farrell of Terre Haute, Indiana,
Joyce Eakin of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and
Julie Percell of Alcoa, Tennessee;

Step-Sons,
Gary Herrington, and
Mac (wife Meg) Herrtington, both of Indianapolis, Indiana;

Step - Son-in-law,
Lee Stephan of Indianapolis, Indiana;

Five (5) Grandchildren;

Nine (9) Step - Grandchildren;

Eight (8) Great Grandchildren;

One (1) Step - Great Granddaughter
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Charles D, and Repha (Conwell) Need;

Grandparents,
Walter and Gertrude Need;

Wife,
Goldie M. Need;

One (1) Infant Daughter;

Brother,
Robert Need;

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