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Donald L. Sutter, 86, peacefully passed away on Jan. 24, 2017 at Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living in Fishers, Ind.
Don was born on July 4, 1930, in Peoria, to Lee and Gladys Sutter.
He married Eileen Krull in 1957, in Minonk, Ill., and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage!
Don is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Sutter and children, Mary Beth Tripp (Scott) of Fishers, Ind., Phil Sutter (Cathy) of Westfield, Ind. and Trisha Sutter Pasco (Kenny), Danville; six grandchildren, David Sutter (Caroline), Chicago, Brian Sutter, Indianapolis, Carolyn Tripp, Bloomington, Ind., Jonathan Tripp, Fishers, Ind., Sarah Mornout, Bismark, and Staff Sargent Greyson Pasco, Great Falls, Mont.; and two great-grandchildren, Owen Mornout and Kohltyn Pasco. He is also survived by his siblings, Ken Sutter and Joan Trotter (Bob) of Peoria.
Don was an honor roll student athlete at Woodruff High School earning eight varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football. He then attended Bradley University graduating with a BS degree in accounting in 1952, Don was a member of the ROTC, played freshman basketball and was a catcher for the baseball team. As a sophomore, the baseball team advanced to the College World Series and the team was inducted into Bradley University Hall of Fame in 2007. Upon graduating, he joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. At the end of the Korean War, he was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.
Don joined Hyster Company in Peoria and then he and his family were transferred to Detroit, Mich., Irvine, Scotland and Danville, retiring in 1992 from Hyster-NACCO after 38 years of continuous service. His retirement years were filled with playing golf, notably with four hole in one's during his adult years and was a member of the Over the Hill Gang at the Elks Club. He also volunteered his time doing tax preparations for local Danville residents.
Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Danville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Don will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made in Don's name to the Elks Club BPOE 332 or St Paul's Catholic Church in Danville. Please join Don's family in sharing photos and memories on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 25, 2017
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