Donald J. Fieldhouse (1931 - 2013)

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Donald J. Fieldhouse, 81, of DeMotte passed away on Thursday, August 1 at his residence.
Donald was born August 12, 1931 in Gary, Ind. to Sam and Susan (DeVries) Fieldhouse, both deceased.He was a graduate of the DeMotte High School, class of 1949. Don served with honor in the United States Coast Guard.
On June 30, 1955 he married Kathryn Joyce Hamstra at the First Reformed Church in DeMotte. Together they resided in DeMotte and raised four children. Don was an active member of the First Reformed Church of DeMotte, where he served as an elder and deacon, youth leader and enjoyed teaching adult Sunday school. Don served on the Words of Hope Board and the Christian Haven Board. He was a former member of the DeMotte Kankakee Valley Rotary Club. He also found time to serve on the DeMotte Town Board and as the DeMotte Police Commissioner. For 49 years, Don owned and operated the Fieldhouse Ford Dealership in DeMotte.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; children, Larry (Betty) Fieldhouse of Naples, Fla., David (Connie) Fieldhouse of DeMotte, Ronald (Rhonda) Fieldhouse of DeMotte, Karen (Kevin) Hamstra of DeMotte; a brother, John (Karen) Fieldhouse of Naples; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James (Nettie) Fieldhouse.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 4, from 2 until 8 p.m at Jackson Funeral Service in DeMotte. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church in DeMotte with Rev. David Bast officiating. Interment will follow at The Holland Cemetery in DeMotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Words of Hope.
Also see www.jacksonfuneral.com.
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Jackson Funeral Service
200 3Rd St Sw
Demotte, IN 46310
(219) 987-5300
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Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Aug. 3, 2013
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