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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Donnie F. Amstutz

November 9, 1928May 7, 2020
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Donnie F. Amstutz, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. He was born to the late Laverne and Florence (Gratz) Amstutz in Fort Wayne on November 9, 1928. Donnie was the Body Shop Manager at O'Daniel Auto Shop for several years before retiring at 80 years old. He enjoyed going on cruises with his late wife, Helen, and traveling to the Smokey Mountains.

Donnie survived by his son, Kevin Amstutz and sister, Jackie Huff. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Amstutz and brother, Richard Amstutz.

Private family services will be held. Donnie's final resting place will be Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Services

  • Final Resting Place: Greenlawn Memorial Park, Private Family Services

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Tommy Fisher

May 19, 2020

Kevin and family, Worked with Donnie for over 40 years. We both retired in 2008.He was body shop manager and I was in sales. I could never pay him for all the favories he did for me. He was a man of his word and he was captian of his ship. We will all miss my friend Donnie and Helens big smile. My God be with you all, Tom & Cathy Fisher.

Mike Oetting

May 17, 2020

We have lost a good man. I met Donnie in 1971 as a kid working at the Oldsmobile dealership as part of my vocational training. From day one, Donnie always treated me with respect and encouraged me. Meeting someone like Donnie at that point in my life had a huge impact on who I became. And it was not just me, he was a good leader. As the years passed and I found myself following my own dream, Donnie hired me to do some work at his home. He always had a smile and words of encouragement, sometimes followed by a jab. I last saw Donnie at Rich's Café in Waynedale and I always took time to visit. I will miss you Donnie, rest in peace.

David Hatch

May 11, 2020

Donnie was a great guy. When I started working for O'Daniels, Donnie made the transition easy. He was a good person and a good boss. Oh yeah, he always wore nice looking sweaters too!
Sympathies to the family .

Diane Foutz

May 10, 2020

Donnie , you have made me the person professionally that I am today , you took me in as I was new to the business and taught me how it was to be done , many lessons over the years and many good memories , I believe I am a success today at my job because of you . Peace to your loved ones . You will be truly missed and your legacy at Odaniel will be carried on .

Molly Bassett

May 10, 2020

My Uncle Donnie was amazing! He had a fun-spirit that would not stop. I will miss all the times we were together and surely the laughter! God sure did bless me by giving me Donnie for an uncle. He is now in heaven with grandma & grandpa Amstutz! When I think about his first walk into heaven, and for him to see his mom and dad, I think Oh My, Oh My Heart! Celebrating your life!
Love You To The Moon & Back,
Molly

Jacqueline Huff

May 10, 2020

Donnie was the fun-loving one of the bunch wherever he was. What a joy to be around him. He had a kind-hearted spirit and a smile that wouldn't quit. I will miss our visits in Florida when we all were together, and his phone calls with the happy "Hi Sis". Bye for now 'til we meet again. Love, Jackie

Rita & Tom Marcotte

May 10, 2020

Kevin,
Am so sorry for your Loss. I worked for Donnie for about 28 years, starting at Rice Olds., ending at O'Daniel's. Have thought about those days often. We had so many good times and laughs throughout the years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rita and Tom Marcotte

Ed DeRemer

May 10, 2020

Had the pleasure of working with Donnie for over 22 years at O’Daniel Motors. I will always remember his loud genuine laugh!
Ed DeRemer

Sonja Coolman

May 8, 2020

R.I.P Donnie, Taking care of you and your family and getting to know all of you has been one of the highlights of my life. You have put a whole new meaning to the word family and proved you don't have to be related by blood to be family. I will never forget all the good times, laughs, and talks so many of them sitting around the kitchen table.You had the kindest heart ,you were one of the most caring and generous individuals that I have had the pleasure of getting to know. Thanks for making me feel like part of the family (your daughter) as you would say. You will be deeply missed.

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