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Donald Westfahl

Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Nov 2012 (aged 92)
Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101025539 · View Source
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Donald Westfahl, age 92, of Michigan City, IN, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at The Arbors in Michigan City,IN. Donald was born May 19, 1920 in Michigan City, IN to Adolph and Lillian (Wright) Westfahl who preceded him in death. He married his wife Gloria (Van Gieson) in July of 1957 in Michigan City. Gloria also preceded him in death.

Donald is survived by his niece: Trina Van Gieson (Anthony) Strong and nephew: Bruce Smith; great niece: Siobhan Mendoza and great nephew; Jeremy (Angela) Van Gieson; great-great niece: Violet Van Gieson, and brother-in-laws: Tom Cordell and George Van Gieson. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister: Lois Westfahl Cordell.

Donald was a member of St. Luke United Lutheran Church. He proudly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Army. Donald was a Purple Heart recipient and also received a silver star for bravery shown at The Battle of the Bulge. He saw military action in Germany and Belgium. Donald enjoyed gardening and stamp collecting. He was an artist in woodworking and wood pattern making. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 23 at 10:00 AM at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services located at 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN with Pastor John Mikenas of St. Luke United Lutheran Church officiating. To view guestbook or leave condolences, visit


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