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Donald L. Forkner

November 20, 1944 — February 8, 2024

Noblesville

Donald L. Forkner

Donald L. Forkner, 79, of Noblesville, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at his home.  He was born on November 20, 1944 to Williard and Nancy Elizabeth (Ehman) Forkner in Noblesville, Indiana.

Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He retired after 31 years as a fabricating machine specialist for Allison Transmission.  Donald enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, and boating.  He had a questionable euchre game.  Donald was a member of the Noblesville American Legion and the Local 933 UAW Chapter in Indianapolis.  He loved going out to eat and spending time with his family.

Donald is survived by his wife, Ruth Forkner; 4 daughters, Angela (Charles) Parsley, Cathy Kollath, Laurie (Brad) Leffler, and Dawn (Jason) Dudgeon; 9 grandchildren, Shawna (Jason), Morgan (Robert), Stephen (Kristin), Jackie (Jonny), Seth (Janina), Logan, Blake, Jake and Sam; 8 great-grandchildren; and 29 nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Wanda Gullion and Ellen M. Stoops.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, with services at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville.  Burial will be held at a later date at Marion National Cemetery in Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indy Honor Flight, PO Box 10, Plainfield, IN 46168 (https://indyhonorflight.org); or Humane Society for Hamilton County, 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038 (www.hamiltonhumane.com).

Condolences:  www.randallroberts.com

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Visitation

Saturday, February 17, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Randall & Roberts Funeral Center

1685 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Randall & Roberts Funeral Center

1685 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

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