Don F. Goldner

  • Died: October 25, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Don F. Goldner died on October 25, surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He literally did battle Parkinson's with daily exercise and by being an active participant in the Rock Steady Boxing program for many years. He was born October 4, 1934 to Fred and Alice (Eis) Goldner in Chicago, IL. Don graduated from Bradley University in 1956. He had a long and successful career in industrial sales and was a partner in the firm Grand Northern Products. Don was a member of the Fort Wayne Business Forum and was president of Fort Wayne Track Club. He coached a Little League baseball team, ran several marathons and enjoyed tennis, golf and skiing with his special group of friends, the Wednesday Night Racketeers. He and Joan biked in 8 countries, hiked in Greece, sailed in Turkey, and enjoyed spending time in Mexico. Aside from his family and friends, his special loves were his summer home in Pentwater, MI on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Chicago Cubs and music, especially brass bands as he was a fine drummer. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan; his two children, Lee (David) Sanders and Jay (Belinda) Goldner; and two grandchildren, Sean and Cass. He was preceded in death by his older sister, Joyce. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Trinity English Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior. Memorials may be made to the Trinity English Music Program, Visiting Nurse or donors choice.