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January 31, 1933 - January 29, 2018

Funeral Service Date
February 3, 2018
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

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Donald Dewaelsche, 84, of New Haven died January 29, 2018 at Genesis Health Care. Donald was born January 31, 1933 in Mishawaka, to the late Marcel and Ermida Dewaelsche. He served in the U S Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church New Haven IN, New Haven American Legion, VFW and Elks. Donald was a big Notre Dame and Cubs fan and played in a softball league until the age of 75. Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alfrieda; daughters, Eileen (Tom) Barfell of New Haven, IN and Cathleen (Rick) Hertig of Harlan, IN; son, Robert (Marshon ) Dewaelsche of Portage, MI; grandchildren, Ben (Melissa) Barfell, Nicholas (Caterine) Barfell, Rachel (Stephen) Scharafin, Jack Barfell, Nathan (Sarah) Hertig, Adam (Brittany) Hertig, Andrew (Kaley) Hertig, Ashley (Nick) Dangler and Shelby and Elle Humphries and ten great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by an infant sister Virginia May. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, IN, 943 Powers St. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne with a vigil at 5:00 pm. Burial will be in Saint John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Vigil at 5:00 pm

Visitation Date

February 2, 2018

Visitation Time

04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Additional Info

Vigil at 5:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church- New Haven

Phone: 260-493-0395

Address: 943 Powers St New Haven IN, 46774

Service Date: February 2, 2018

Service Time: 4:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

February 3, 2018

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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