Donald Leslie Satterthwaite Jr. (1937 - 2018)

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Retired SFC Donald Leslie Satterthwaite Jr., 81, of Brownstown, passed away on March 10, 2018, at the Veterans' Administration Community Living Center in Marion after a short battle with kidney and lung cancer.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with Dr. Ben Foxworth officiating. Interment will be in Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with military rites accorded by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorials: Veterans' Administration Community Living Center in Marion, Fayette County Cancer Fund or donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Don was born on Jan. 19, 1937, in Fayette County and was the first born of Donald and Annetta (Gephart) Satterthwaite.
Don grew up in Shafter Township and was a graduate of Vandalia Commuity High School with the class of 1954. He joined the Army to see the world, and that he did; he served in Japan, Vietnam, Korea and for three stints in Germany, in addition to various posts in the U.S., including Hawaii.
After more than 20 years of service, Don retired on the family farm in Brownstown. He then retired from seasonal work with Farm Service. Don was a member of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and was a supporter of many veterans' organizations.
He is survived by his siblings, Harry Satterthwaite (Miki), Bob Satterthwaite (Lynette), Loretta Satterthwaite (Bob Stamps), Margaret Satterthwaite, Susan Fox and Becky Satterthwaite; eight nieces and nephews, and many great- and great-greats.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; infant nephew and niece, Bobby and Beth Ann; his brother, John, and John's son, Sean; and brother-in-law, John Fox.
He will be missed by all.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 13 to Mar. 21, 2018
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