Donald R. Shilts, 82

Donald R. Shilts, 82, of Westfield, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center in LaFontaine.

He was born to Marlow and Elaine (Jones) Shilts on Jan. 22, 1941, in Battle Creek, Mich.

Donald was a 1959 graduate of Manchester High School. He married Velda Jane Carey on August 2, 1964. Donald then graduated from Manchester College in 1978. He worked in Human Resources at Taymor in Logansport. He was a member of Good Shepherd Church in Logansport. Donald was also a member of Hanna Lodge 61 Wabash, Wabash Shrine Club, Mizpah Shriners International, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and Northern Masonic Jurisdiction 320.

Donald is survived by his wife, Velda Shilts; two sons, Eric (Shannon) Shilts of Marion, and Marc (Stacey) Shilts of Logansport; five grandchildren, Zachary Shilts, Zane Shilts, Lucas Shilts, Lauren Shilts, Ashlynn Shilts; one great-grandchild, Rylie Shilts.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Christine Caird.

A private family burial will take place at Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery in Somerset.

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Donald Shilts’ final arrangements.

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Posted on 2023 Mar 14