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“Mr. "Gono" (the children of Tim and Deezie Miller struggled to pronounce Goldner as toddlers), you will be missed but NEVER EVER forgotten. We will...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Don was probably one of the best Uncles out there, with a good sense of humor and fun to be around. He was a belly laugher, which was infectious. I...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Megan McKenna - San Francisco, CA

“I was a neighbor of Jay & Belinda for 20+ years. I had the pleasure of meeting Don & Joan several times. Don was a wonderful man who loved his family...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Peggy Chamberlain - Aurora, IL

“My thoughts and prayers to the Goldner family. His son ,Jay, and I were grade school class mates and I have many fond memories of Don's humor and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Eric Hesterman - Safety Harbor, FL

“My condolences to the Goldner family (Don and I were frequent racquetball opponents back in the 70s at the old YMCA). ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dan Wehrenberg - Chicago, IL

“Joan and family -- So very sorry to learn of Don's passing. His "battle" obviously made life richer and more fulfilling for the two of you. Praying...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Steve & Deb Todd - Fort Wayne, IN


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.