July 5, 1926 - Jan. 21, 2013
GOSHEN — Donald D. Mansfield, 86, of Goshen, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Elkhart.
He was born July 5, 1926, to Pete S. and Mina (Young) Mansfield. He married Mary (Lechlitner) Mansfield on May 16, 1947.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; children Sharon (Terry) Baird of Akron, Judy (Edward) Mason of Carleton, Mich., Linda (Randy) Wilson of Elkhart and Dennis (Michele) Mansfield of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Daniel Baird of Athens, Tracy (Jason) Holloway of Rochester, Joshua (Angela) Mason of Ionia, Mich., Sara (Nathaniel) Wright of Gulu, Uganda, East Africa, James (Ritu) Wilson of Naperville, Ill., Amy (Philip) Habbegger of Hawaii, Leslie (Nicholas) Small of Leiters Ford, Ellen (Matthew) Cox of Greenwood and Alison Mansfield of Fort Wayne; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Victor (Helen) Mansfield of Lakeland, Fla.
Preceding him in death were brothers Richard, Waldo, Hudson and Kelby Mansfield.
Donald was a 1944 graduate of Concord High School and a member of Sugar Grove Church, Goshen. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict and was discharged in 1952. He worked at NIBCO and CTS as a machinist, retiring in 1983 from CTS.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Sugar Grove Church, 58512 C.R. 17, Goshen. Pastor Rick Gerring will officiate and burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Sugar Grove Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.