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Donald E. Gillenwater, 45, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home. He was an Eagle Scout. Donald served in the U.S. Army, Sergeant First Class during Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded a Bronze Star. He worked at the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Louisville Metro Police Department. Donald loved to travel and be outdoors. He was a native of Jeffersonville, IN.
He is survived by his wife Beate S. Gillenwater of Charlestown, IN.; daughters Elizabeth S. Gillenwater and Laura M. Gillenwater both of Charlestown, IN.; mother Betty J. Gillenwater of Otisco, IN.; sisters Susan L. Martinez of Louisville, KY. and Ellen M. Everwine (Kevin) of New Washington, IN.
Donald was preceded in death by his father Donald L. Gillenwater; brother Ronie Lee Gillenwater; brother-in-law Alberto L. Martinez.
Memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church located at 1787 Klerner Lane New Albany, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Friends of Charlestown State Park, Inc. , in remembrance of Donald E. Gillenwater
Online condolences may be made to cootsfuneralhome.com
Published on August 17, 2017
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