Donald M. Isenhouer, 93, of Versailles, passed away Sat., Jan. 18, 2014 at Sterling House of Greenville.
He was born March 11, 1920 in Arba, Ind., a son of the late Ray and Mary Isenhouer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, of 28 years, Caroline (Stuck) Isenhouer; three sisters, Marjorie Hoffman, Katherine Wills and Louise Fourman.
Donald was a veteran of the United State Army and served during WWII. He was a member of the Greenville VFW and St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star, OH. Donald was a lifelong farmer. He worked for 17 years for the State Highway Department before retiring. He was a Jack-of-all-trades; he was a carpenter, truck driver, brick mason and factory worker. He left home to join the circus as a teenager and eventually realized his dream of being a clown with his friend, John Oliver, whose mother created clown costumes for them. They then participated in Versailles Poultry Days parades for many years. He enjoyed making people smile.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary K. (Billenstein) Isenhouer; four children, Jane Allread and Mark Isenhouer, both of Greenville, Ohio, Beverly (Ron) Grillot of Rossburg, Ohio and Richard Billenstein of Ansonia, Ohio; a brother, David Isenhouer of Greenville, Ohio; five grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Brock Cemetery The family will be receiving friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and again one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions may be made St. Paul Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.oliverfloyd.com/