Donald G. Thrift

Donald Gene Thrift, 87, of Lancaster, IN, died Sept. 6, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Thrift was a lifelong resident of Huntington County, except for his years of service in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951.

He farmed, working alongside his father and his wife, son, and daughters to raise livestock. He was an electrician for Corning Glass Co. in Bluffton and retired from General Motors in Marion in 1995. He attended Lancaster Wesleyan Church.

He was born March 19, 1932, in Jefferson Township to Roy F. and Belma E. Payne Thrift. He married Wanda L. Stetzel on Aug. 3, 1952, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, David (Pam) Thrift; two daughters, Pam (Pat) Thompson and Beth (Bob) Thompson; eight grandchildren, Nicolé (Darren) Johnson, Angie (Shane) Eltzroth, Tracy (Todd) Hillwig, Heather Thrift, Stephanie Thompson, Michael (Sandy) Thrift, Joel Thompson and Christina (Steven) Yoder; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, with the funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Kim Holloway. Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorials are to Lancaster Wesleyan Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
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