Donald Wayne Garringer age 87, passed away in Vincennes, Indiana on Wednesday July 17th. He was born July 28, 1931 in Portland, the son of David and Faye (Money) Garringer. He moved to Fort Wayne and married Nancy Elliott on November 27, 1963. They had one daughter Donna. In 1993 he retired as Maintenance Manager from Achduth Vesholom Jewish Temple in Fort Wayne. He served active duty in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 82 in Fort Wayne.
After retirement he volunteered at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Veteran's Hospital in Fort Wayne until moving to the Harlingen, Texas area where he moved to pursue his beloved hobby, bird watching. There, he did volunteer work at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge for several years. He moved to Vincennes, Indiana where he resided at Colonial Assisted Living following the death of his wife in 2015.
Surviving are his daughter Mrs. Robert (Donna) Gaul of Fort Wayne, his sister in law Brenda Elliott of Vincennes, his brother Arthur Garringer of Fort Wayne, fourteen nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by is wife Nancy, three brothers Leo, David and Robert, a sister Mrs. Betty Mann and brother in law Jeff Elliott.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday July 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home 221 North Meridian Street Portland, Indiana. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Memorials can be made to the Anthony Wayne Services Foundation.