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New Harmony, Ind.
Goebel Donald McFadden, age 86, of New Harmony, died on June 19, 2013.
He was born November 28, 1926, at the McFadden homestead near Savah. He was the son of Goebel and Georgia Guffey McFadden. He resided on the farm that was originally owned by this great-grandfather, Polk McFadden
Don was a life-long resident of Posey County. He farmed with his father for many years. He was an excellent stockman. He grew up on the McFadden Homestead and worked on the farm when teams of mules and horse were in prevalent use. He was an excellent teamster. As a boy, he helped his grandfather, Ben McFadden, raise and train a team of oxen.
He was also an outstanding horseman and raised registered quarter horses. He had served as president of the Posey County Saddle Club.
Don also operated a trucking operation for many years as well as a school bus driver.
He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army's Third Armored Division in the Inchon landing. He served eighteen months in Korea during the height of hostilities. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His wife, Lucille, preceded Don in death.
He is survived by his sister, Malinda Walls, of Phoenix, Arizona; and his brother, Douglas McFadden, of Washington, D.C.; a nephew, Kirby Walls, of Seattle, Washington; and two nieces, Cindy Walls Pagnozzi, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Anne McFadden Perkins, of Berkeley, California.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, at McFadden Cemetery, near Savah, in Posey County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Posey Co. Saddle Club or the Posey Humane Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Courier Press on June 21, 2013