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Donald "Don" R Hibner

August 19, 1937 — May 5, 2015

Donald R. “Don” Hibner, 77, of Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Born on August 19, 1937, in Elwood, Illinois, he was the son of the late Roy A. and Georgia (Miller) Hibner. On August 4, 1957, he married Etta E. Brown, she survives.

Don was a Regional Sales Director at the Braun Corporation in Winamac where he retired in 2001.  He also owned and operated Double-D Auctions for over 40 years.

He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Winamac, Indiana Auctioneer’s Association and Gideon’s International. He was also volunteered and then managed Fulton County Salvation Army for several years.

Don enjoyed fishing, gardening and refinishing antique furniture.

Survivors include his wife, Etta E. Hibner of Kewanna, children, Andy R. Hibner (Tina Brown Jenkinson) of Kewanna, Julie E. Thomas (Tom) of Francesville, John W. Hibner (Angie) of Anderson and Jennifer R. Hibner of Kewanna. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers, LaVerne Hibner (Eileen) of Plymouth and Dr. Dan Hibner of Indianapolis, sisters, Carol Smith (Larry) of Rochester and Cheryl Bright of Rochester and sister-in-law, Chris Hibner of California.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, Robert L. Hibner and Richard Joseph Hibner and brother-in-law, Steve Bright.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 52 W. 100 S., Winamac with Pastor Chad Ritchie officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church and/or Gideon’s International.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Kewanna.

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