Donald Markin

Obituary of Donald L. Markin

Donald L. “Don” Markin, 85, of Buffalo, IN passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Cincinnati, OH.  He had been living in Cincinnati due to health concerns.  On December 10, 1935, Don was born on the family farm in Buffalo to the late Orvel R. and Edna C. [Dart] Markin.  He was a 1954 graduate of Pulaski High School and served in the US Army for three years.  Don married Carolyn Jo Hoover on May 8, 1955 in Winamac, IN.  She passed away on February 22, 2010. 

Don spent his career managing the grain elevator in Francesville, IN, retiring in 2000.  He was a longtime member (44 years) and former chief of the Francesville Volunteer Fire Department.  Don was also a member of the Francesville First Christian Church.  He enjoyed volunteering at the Humanitarian Distribution Center in Francesville. Most of all, Don loved his family, friends, community, and the family farm.

 

Survivors include:

Michelle “Chelle” Gutwein, Cincinnati, OH Daughter

Rhonda Markin Milner, Knox, IN Daughter-in-law

Philippa (Alex) Wood, New Zealand Exchange Student Daughter

Ryan Markin, Knox, IN Grandson

Travis (Bridget) Markin, Knox, IN Grandson

Elijah Gutwein, Cincinnati, OH Grandson

Cassie (Phillip) Brown, Cincinnati, OH Granddaughter

5 Great Grandchildren: Kaylee, Jadyn, McKenzie, Zachary, and Megan

1 Great Great Granddaughter: Addie

Mary [Hoover] Ingram, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Orvel R. and Edna C. [Dart] Markin, Parents

Carolyn Jo Hoover Markin, Wife

Michael Markin, Son

Roger Gutwein, Son-in-law

Marvin (Carol) Markin, Brother

Barbara (John) Gorter, Sister

 

 

Visitation will be from 3:30 – 5:30 PM EDT Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 5:30 PM EDT Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.  A recording of the services will be shared on the funeral home website.

 

Private Burial with Military Honors provided by the American Legion will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church, Humanitarian Distribution Center, or Francesville Volunteer Fire Department. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

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Wednesday
12
May

Visitation

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
230 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States
219-567-9551
Wednesday
12
May

Funeral Services

5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
230 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States
219-567-9551

Private Burial

Roseland Cemetery
N/A
Francesville, Indiana, United States
Military Honors provided by the American Legion
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