DONALD DURNELL, 64, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Sept. 6, 1952, he was 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. Don was most proud of his two granddaughters. 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; stepfather, Maurice Zahm; and stepmother, Marcie Dykes. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chester and Lois Dykes. Celebration of life is 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd. Fort Wayne (IN 46815) with visitation from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or Cancer Services of NE Indiana.
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