Donald E. Isenberg

Donald E. Isenberg, 67, of rural Charlottesville, died unexpectedly, Monday, June 13, 2016, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born September 14, 1948, in  Greencastle, to the late Roy and Bernedine (Hubbard) Isenberg.

He was a retired ironworker, Local 22, Indianapolis and retiree of the Indiana National Guard after 20 years of service. A veteran of the Army, he was a helicopter pilot serving with the 175th Assault Helicopter Company and the 336th Aviation Company in VietNam. He was a decorated combat Veteran earning a Bronze Star and 51 combat air medals.

He was raised and lived his entire life on a farm and was a member of the Gideons International where he served as Camp Chaplain for Hancock County. He attended Brown’s Chapel Wesleyan Church. He read and studied the Bible, enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, neighbors and visiting friends in nursing homes. In his retirement, he restored his grandfather’s John Deere, 1936 “B” tractor.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Bonita (Dailey) Isenberg; three daughters, Emily (Evan) Schnabel of Noblesville, Hattie Isenberg of New Castle and Molly Isenberg of Charlottesville; siblings,Dwaine (Nancy) Isenberg, Juanita Reynolds, Dale (Dora) Isenberg, all of Cincinnati, Roxie LaFever of Alexandria, Virginia; mother-in- law, Edith Dailey of Muncie; two aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna and a brother, Kenneth.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with Rev. Ron Polly officiating. Military rites will be conducted by a contingency of the Army, American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideons International, P.O Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, Mays Community Academy, P.O. Box 188, Lewisville, IN 47352 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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