Donald K. Jefferies

September 5, 1932June 5, 2018

Donald K. Jefferies, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Heritage Park. Born September 5, 1932 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Richard and Helen (Huffman) Jefferies. Donald proudly served in the U.S. Army for nearly three years during the Korean War era. A graduate of Central high School, Donald was the Vice President of Production with Marketing Impact for over 25 years, from which he retired in 1998. He was a charter member with Messiah Lutheran Church and a member of American Legion Post 47 for 42 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, spending time at the lake, and was a champion washer player. A family man, Donald enjoyed life and treasured time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, June (Renner) Jefferies of Fort Wayne; children Lynda (Willie) Thomas of Fort Wayne and Gary (Karin) Jefferies of Harlan; daughter-in-law, Krista Jefferies of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Jefferies of Fort Wayne. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Larry Jefferies; sister, Sharon Miller; brother, Eugene Jefferies; and sister-in-law, Jackie Jefferies. Funeral Service will be 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Inurnment will be at a later date at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heart to Heart Hospice. For online condolences, please visit


  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Heart to Heart Hospice


  • Calling Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 9, 2018

Donald K. Jefferies

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Marilyn, Dick & Sherrill Renner & Braun

June 7, 2018

We wish we could be there with all of you to share in your sorrow and celebrate all the wonderful memories. 4th of July reunions in Tipton, In. & Grandma & Grandpa Renner's basement where Uncle Bruce 'owned' the wash tub of beer! Uncle Don was always in the thick of it! He and my Dad 'babysat' the hog roasting all night long laughing & sharing jokes! We always had such fun at parties, picnics, and the many Christmases we all shared together with family and friends. We will always cherish these memories. Godspeed Uncle Don and may your forever be as wonderful as the memories you've left behind with us.

With Loving thoughts and prayers,
Marilyn, Dick & Sherrill

Cathy Thurman

June 7, 2018

June and family,

So many wonderful memories from my childhood include all of you, and I still giggle about Don's trendsetting man purse. I am so sorry to learn that you have lost him. My prayers as you get through this week.

Cathy (Garmon) Thurman