Obituary of Donald Dean Van Meter
Donald Dean Van Meter, 85, of Monon, IN went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 2, 2022. He passed away peacefully at home following a brief illness. Don was born on June 20, 1937 on a small farm East of Francesville, IN to the late Marion E. and Anna M. [Fields] Van Meter. In 1955, following his graduation from Roosevelt High School in Monticello, IN, he enlisted in the US Navy. In 1959, Don married Helen Wilson and they had two daughters, Denise and Deborah. Don served his country for 20 years, retiring in 1975 as a Chief Data Processing Technician. After retiring from the Navy, Don worked as a clerk at the Lafayette Post Office for 22 years. While working at the post office, he met Karen Pixey. They married in 1992 and Don inherited three more children: Daniel, Phillip, and Barbara.
Don was a longtime member of the Medaryville Christian Church where he served as a Deacon. He was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed playing at Myrtle Beach, SC and Biloxi, MS. Don was honored to receive a Quilt of Valor several years ago.
He is survived by:
Karen J. [Comer] Pixey Van Meter, Monon, IN Wife
Denise E. (Cliff) Walker, Liberty Hill, TX Daughter
Deborah A. (David) Nixon, Bloomington, IN Daughter
Daniel P. (Brandy) Pixey, Eagle River, AK Son
Barbara E. (Tate) Krigbaum, Paris, MO Daughter
Emily Walker, Granddaughter
Eric Walker, Grandson
Alexandria (Surjit) Dawar, Granddaughter
Jenna Pixey, Granddaughter
Kale Pixey, Grandson
Phillip Barkho, Grandson
Joseph Barkho, Grandson
Coraline Barkho, Great Granddaughter
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Marion E. Van Meter, Father
Anna M. [Fields] Van Meter Begley, Mother
A.D. Begley, Step Father
Phillip M. Pixey, Son
Visitation will be from 9-11 AM EST Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Medaryville Christian Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Medaryville Christian Church with Pastor Tony Schabel officiating.
Burial will take place at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN. The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Medaryville Christian Church.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.
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In Loving Memory
Donald Van Meter
1937 - 2022
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