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“Linda I'm so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I just saw his name on the D.O.Mccomb commercial on TV. I wish I would have known earlier. I don...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Kim Wetoskey - New Haven, IN

“Linda, I just saw this notice today. I'm heart broken that I missed Don's services and especially that he is no longer among us. We worked together...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Margaret Belcher - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Cheli Heitger (Hoy)

“He was such an amazing person to work with and always had me laughing. It was so easy to get carried away and talk forever. He will be greatly missed...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Wade Parrett - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest condolences to the entire Durnell family. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate and friend of Don. We both had a love for sports...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Steve Heiniger - Sarasota, FL

“Linda I am so sorry for you loss. ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Carolyn Sipe - Monroeville, IN

“Rest in peace my friend. You were a great man. You will be missed. ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Nathan Simerman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Linda you and your family are in our prayers. Doni was a great man! So sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 34 | Posted by: Jackie and Eric Black - IN

“It's really sad to hear the passing of Donnie. Donnie was a good man and as teenagers he taught me how to throw the ball to 1st base without the ball...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Dave Janeway - Dade City, FL

“Jerry; Sorry to hear about your brother...Frankle texted me and told me about his passing.. Take care! ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Steve Keller - Scottsdale, AZ

“I am so, so sorry for your loss Linda. I am living in Florida now. Sending prayers. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Breidert Drielick - FL

“My prayers go out to his wife and family. His easy smile and quick wit will be missed by the many friends he made at Dana . ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Teeters

“Don was one heck of a guy. I worked with him at Bertsch and AVI. Always asked about my kids and grandson. Always enjoyed our talks about the Cubbies...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Dan Feagler - Encinitas, CA

“I keep praying for comfort and peace for Don's wife and family. I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with Don at Marshalls these past two...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Cynthia Geren - Fort Wayne, IN

“My condolences to Don's family and friends. Don will be missed at Dana. I would see him each day and we would always speak. RIP kind sir ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Frances Shilts - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Linda, Jason, Jerry, Linda, and families. We were shocked to hear of Donny's death. We had a lot of good times back in the 70's and 80's Always...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers to the family. I worked with Don for 30 years at Tokheim. He was truly one of the "good guys". We had many long...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Tom Fry - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Don at Marshalls. He was a team player. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family. Don you will...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Bonnie Hoffschneider - Fort Wayne, IN

“You were such a great guy Don. We always had a good laugh whenever we saw one another at Dana when I delivered to you. I'll miss you immensely. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Scott Abbott - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry to here about Donnie I always liked being around him he always made me smile when we were younger we liked to play basketball ...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Mike Davis - Churubusco, IN

“We love you Don! Thank you for the impact you had on us. You were a great co-worker at Marshalls and an even better friend to everyone. May you now...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Don's death comes at a complete surprise to me. I first met him at one of his brother Jerry's parties when I was very young. Maybe 5 or 6. Always...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Brad Ingram - Houston, TX

“Don was a great guy who was never too busy to stop and chat.We will sure miss seeing him at Dana. Rest in peace buddy. My most sincere and deepest...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Angela Siegfried - Fort Wayne, IN

“I knew Don from Tokheim, sorry for your loss ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Janet Mcpheetersi

“So sorry for your loss! He was a great guy & everyone loved him! We will miss you at marshalls Don! Forever missed ”
25 of 34 | Posted by: Jessica Hackley

“Prayers for the family. May God give you strength at this time. ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Stryker - Marshalls

“I will miss don at work ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Brenda Sauerwine - New Haven, IN

“I am so so sorry for your loss he was a great man to work with I will greatly miss him he brought so much joy to marshalls I will greatly miss him ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Brenda Sauerwine - New Haven, IN

“So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Donnie as a child. I am sending a hug and a prayer for you at this difficult time.4 ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Betty kurtz - coldwater, MI

“Don you were the best to work with, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible when worked together at Marshall's. You are gone to soon...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Megan Durham - Bluffton, IN

“Sending my prayers to the family during this difficult time. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Monasha Cato - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so saddened to hear of Dons passing. He was a pleasure to know and work with at Marshalls. He will be missed by many. To his family hope you...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Dawn Thatcher - Mark Center, OH

“Don will be greatly missed and we are with heavy hearts by his sudden passing. We were humbled by his kindness and compassion to everyone at...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Annette Goehring - Huntertown, IN

“I miss you , my fellow cubs fan, go cubs go ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: A friend


Donald Durnell, 64, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 6, 1952, the son of the late Gerald and Norma Jean Durnell. He was a devoted husband and loved spending time with his family. Don was a dedicated, hard-worker throughout his life. Don worked for Tokheim Corp. for 33 years until it closed. Don then worked at AVI where he filled the vending machines and made many friends at the Fort Wayne Dana Plant, and also at Marshall's Department Store where he was also loved by customers and co-workers. Don loved sports and was a lifelong Cubs and IU fan. Seeing the Cubs win the World Series was a dream come true. Don also enjoyed listening to his favorite music, and enjoyed seeing live music. Don always had a smile on his face, he loved to laugh and made friends wherever he went. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Linda Durnell; son, Jason (Victoria) Durnell; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Lola Durnell; siblings, Jerry (Candy) Durnell, Linda (Chris) Inniss; step-father, Maurice Zahm; and step-mother, Marcie Dykes. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chester and Lois Dykes. Celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:30pm with visitation to be held from 10am to 12:30pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park 4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or Cancer Services of NE Indiana.