Donald Edward Misner

September 2, 1933December 28, 2020

Donald Edward Misner, 87, of Columbus passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at his home. He was born September 2, 1933 in Garden City, the son of Lawrence and Mary Blanche Stringer Misner. He married Shirley A. Dunavent December 7, 1956 in Greensburg. He was an electrician for Lovelace Electric and retired from Sap’s as an electrician. He was a member of the Columbus American Legion and VFW. He was a veteran of the US Air force serving during the Korean Conflict. He loved to do yard work and could build just about anything. His grandchildren gave him special joy. He is survived by his wife Shirley A. Misner of Columbus; daughter, Mary A. Hargitt of Columbus; son, James Edward (Karen) Misner of Greensburg; brother, Raymond Dale Misner of Westport; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael L. Misner; 1 grandchild; 1 great grandchild. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Bear Creek Cemetery in Jennings County with John Hundley officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Columbus Area Veterans Honor Guard. In keeping with CDC and Indiana guidelines, social distancing must be followed and masks are required. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www./ Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Hathaway~Myers Chapel in assisting the family with arrangements.


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Don Davis

January 2, 2021

I was fortunate to have worked with Ed for many years at the Columbus Dolly Madison Bakery. Everyone knew him as a Master Electrician, but he was also a skilled Machinist, Fabricator and Millwright when the occasion called for it. I have many fond memories of working with Ed, and I am thankful for the many skills I he taught me 30 years ago. I did not stop by often enough after he retired, but the few times I did, I really enjoyed catching up with him out in the garage. I will miss him…

PS. Ed rarely let me get a photo of him, and always managed to run for cover when I had the camera out. I'll share this photo anyway, because it reminds me that he was always working and rarely stood still... ;)

Benjamin Misner

January 1, 2021

Papaw, I have so many great memories with you and grandma.. Im glad I got to spend almost every summer at your place!! You taught me so many life lessons and how to become a young man. Im gonna miss your smart butt comments, dry sense of humor, and above all else, that smiling face. Im glad my sons had the chance for you to leave a lasting impression on them, and glad they were able to get to know one of the most important men in my life!! ♥️

Kathy Jones

December 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. GOD bless each of you. Remember the good times you all shared together.

Shelly Lovelace-Wakefield

December 30, 2020

Gods Blessings on all of the Misner Family.
I remember Ed as fun loving and a jokester. Celebrate Ed's live he had a great life. May God keep you wrap in His loving arms.
I hope you find peace in this Bible Verse - Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Jerine Gregory (Misner)

December 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I sure have a lot of memories from childhood visiting with him and Shirley, I will treasure those always. My sincere condolences with love and prayers to everyone!

Mary Hargitt

December 30, 2020

My Beloved Father
You will always be in my heart. I cherish every moment I spent with you and will miss all of our phone calls. I loved hearing your voice.
I cannot imagine not seeing you sitting in the garage watching TV or listening to your music. I will miss seeing you on the riding mower.
I will miss you teaching my son about wiring or whatever project you were working on. I will miss watching you listen to all the sounds when the kids were on the dirt bike in the field. I will miss you every holiday or family gathering. But, you will always be with me, wherever life takes me.

Jim Brock

December 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about Ed passing. I worked with him at the old Bakery. Ed was always a great guy and a father figure for me at the time. Your family is in my prayers.