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“Dad, miss you so very much. ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: roger getts - orland, IN - son

“SandyWe are sorry to hear of Don's passing. Please know you are in our prayers.God's peace, ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Richard & Valerie Mulles - IL

“SandyValerie and I are keeping you and yourfamily in our prayers. Please know we are thinking of you.God's peace be with you.Valerie & Dickinson...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Don and I were chums, classmates, ball team partners since our early years in Garrett. A special memory of the Getts family was when my Dad was in...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Tom Leech - San Diego, CA

“Rick and family: My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Keeping you in my prayers. ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: Amy Truesdell - Garrett, IN

“Uncle Don was such a special guy. He will be greatly missed by so many including us. He brought us such joy and love. He was so funny and we will...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Joe and Angie Jurczak - IN

“Sandy, my deepest sympathy and may your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured memories of Don. ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: Pauline Hurley

“Getts Family Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. ”
8 of 39 | Posted by: Brent Mosley - Ft Wayne, IN

“Sandy, Rick, Roger,Ron, Rob and familiesI would like to express my deepest sympathy to you an your families during this time of your loss. May God...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Kelly Getts - Corunna, IN

“Sandy, Moe, & Jim- so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We are unable to attend the services, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Marlene Smith - Hudson, IN

“Sandy, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost Don. He was a good man and a good friend to my Ralph and was very kind to call me and keep in touch....Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Nancy Martin - Eugene, OR

“Sandy,My heart goes out to you and your family. You have many prayers coming from the Moore family. I treasure time spent with the both of you. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Katie Moore - Grand Rapids, MI

“We extend our sympathy and prayers to you and your family.Tom & Jane ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Sandy, I remember meeting Don for the first time, and I was so impressed, and you were so happy. You have my sympathy and you and your family are in...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“To Sandy & Don's family ~ my sympathies to you at Don's passing. You are in my prayers that God may comfort all of you at this most difficult time. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: John Petry - Angola, IN

“Sandy, Rick, Roger, Ron, Robb, and Families, I am so sorry for your loss. Don has been such a wonderful friend for nearly 50 years, and I'm going...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Gwen Gephart - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 39 | Posted by: Katrina Custer and Family - IN

“Our deepest sympathies to Don's family during this time. Thoughts and prayers to all. May Christ's peace be with you during this time. ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Ed & Janet Waldschmidt - IN

“ Our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Karl and Joa ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Karl and Jo Housholder - IN

“Sandy, so sorry to hear of your loss. May wonderful memories and peace surround you at this time. Cheryl Scott ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Cheryl Scott - Fort Myers, FL

“His friendly face will be missed at St Vincent's and elsewhere .Our condolences.Paul and Rosemary Reszel ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Sandy, You have all our sympathy and love! Our prayers are with you! We are all better for having Don's and your friendship and love! ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Jim, Mary, Sophia Binz - Garrett, IN

“So sad to hear of Don's passing. Sandy, our deepest sympathy as you go through these sad days and the days ahead. Know that you are in our prayers...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Willam "Neal" and Susan Sheehan - MI

“My condolences to your family. May you be wrapped in the comforting arms of the Lord during your time of sorrow. ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Patti Lindsay - Fort Wayne, IN

“Better man just knowing Don. Prayers for Sandra and family ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: Patrick Favuzzo - San Antonio, TX

“My sincere condolences to Don's family. I didn't know him personally but wanted to express my love for Ron and Kelly and their family. ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Diane Miller Spurgeon - SC

“Sandy, our hearts and prayers go out to you and the family. Don was so loved. Now he is so loved with our heavenly father. He will be missed. We...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Dan and Jeannie Filler - IN

“Sandy and family I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. May God wrap His loving arms around you. Don was such a great man. ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: Barb Gibson - Fort Wayne, IN

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: CAROL&BUD DANGLER - NAPLES, FL

30 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of Don's passing. We can rejoice, that one day, when we will all be together in God's kingdom. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Nathan and Vicki Lothamer - IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss.Becky Best ”
32 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry fir loss of your husband fatere and grandfather.May he rest in peace. ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Robert Bartl - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Sandy, and all of your family; We are so sad to learn of Don's passing. We go back so many years with such good times, and more recent years with...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Bonnie & Larry Hilsmier - IN


“Sandy & family.sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a good friend.we have many happy memories from our time at IH. He is in our prayers.jxvsy ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Tom Kohrman - fort Wayne, IN

“you'll be missed. ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: pamela s. getts - orland, IN

“Dad, Thank you for all you've taught me through the years. Pam and I will miss you. Watch over us, you will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Roger Getts - Orland, IN

“you have our deepest sympathy. peg yarde and family ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Peg Yarde - Fort Wayne, IN

Don Edward Getts, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away on October 11, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born September 6, 1935 in Garrett, IN to Estelle and Edna (King) Getts. He graduated from Garrett High School in 1954 and attended International Business College. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Sandra Sheehan Buckmaster on November 27, 1988. Don retired after 39 years at International Harvester/Navistar as Manager of Technical Support for the Overseas Division. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 178 in Garrett, IN. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He and Sandy enjoyed winters in Florida, volunteering at the church, watching his favorite sports teams on television, gardening, and playing cards with family and friends. Survivors include his wife Sandra, sons Rick (Janeen) Getts of Auburn, IN; Roger (Pam) Getts of Orland, IN; Ron (Kelly) Getts of Garrett, IN; Robb (Angie Blust) Getts of Fort Wayne; step-daughter Stephanie (Jeff Bodie) Barr; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers Maurice (Janet) Getts and James (Nancy) Getts both of Garrett, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Faith (Ellis) Zumwalt of Tulsa, OK, Joyce (Ron) Parker of Pleasant Lake, IN, and brother Larry (Judy) Getts of Garrett, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Walled Road, Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior, Fr. James Shafer officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 4:30 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. To sign the online guestbook go to