Donald L. Maxwell, 83 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Ben Hur Nursing and Rehabilitation.
He was born in Crawfordsville on June 6, 1935 to the late Lawrence K Maxwell and Esther Elizabeth [Hutchison] Maxwell.
Mr. Maxwell graduated from New Market High School and was the team captain of the basketball team. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. He married Beverly Ann Kohl on Aug. 6, 1960 in Crawfordsville. Mr. Maxwell worked at RR Donnelley as a book binder for 40 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he loved spending time in Florida every winter with Mrs. Maxwell. He loved blue grass music, playing the banjo, enjoyed woodworking and fishing; but most of all loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beverly; three children, David Maxwell, Marcia VanCleave and Linda (Gerald) Williams; four grandchildren, Blaine VanCleave, Reese VanCleave, Skyler (Samy) Williams and Shelby (Jesus Bonilla) Williams; four great-grandchildren, Liam, Dean, and Nadeem Williams and Olivia Bonilla; four brothers, Wesley (Neva) Maxwell, Bob (Linda) Maxwell, Bill (Marna) Maxwell and Marion (Mary) Maxwell; two sisters, Betty Jane Harris and Susie (Denny) Dexel; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Hubert) Danzebrink; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Catherine Brand and Mary Jo Maxwell.
Funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Crawfordsville. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Legion Post 72 Honor Guard and the United States Army. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
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