Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Donald W. Whipple

March 24, 1936August 27, 2019

Donald W. Whipple, 83 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Don was born on March 24, 1936 in Greensburg, the son of Wayne and Marie (Robbins) Whipple. He was a 1954 graduate of Greensburg High School. He married Janet Hazelbaker on June 2, 1957 in Milroy and she preceded him in death on April 6, 2016. Survivors include his daughter Lisa (Roger) Witkemper of New Vienna, OH, his son Kevin Whipple of Greensburg, five grandchildren – Lynn (Phil) Hart, Keri Scudder, Ryan, Tessa and Nate Witkemper and two great grandchildren - Macy and Miley Scudder. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Janet and his daughter-in-law Carol Whipple. Don worked at REMC in Public Relations/ Member Services for nearly 30 years. He was a Mason, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star, Reserve Deputy for the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for more than 30 years, past member and president of the Chamber of Commerce, he served on County Council in Decatur County and was most recently on the Aviation Board advocating the airport expansion project. Private services will be held for the family. Burial will be at the South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.


  • Wayne Whipple, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Whipple, Mother (deceased)
  • Janet Whipple, Wife (deceased)
  • Lisa (Roger) Witkemper, Daughter
  • Kevin Whipple, Son
  • Carol Whipple, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Lynn (Phil) Hart, Grandchild
  • Keri Scudder, Grandchild
  • Ryan Witkemper, Grandchild
  • Tessa Witkemper, Grandchild
  • Nate Witkemper, Grandchild
  • Macy Scudder, Great Grandchild
  • Miley Scudder, Great Grandchild

  • Kevin Whipple
  • Roger Witkemper
  • Ryan Witkemper
  • Nate Witkemper
  • Tessa Witkemper
  • Phil Hart


  • Private Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2019


Donald W. Whipple

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Ken Hull

August 31, 2019

Don drove a fuel delivery truck for the Farm Bureau with my Dad, Cecil, and and Jack Weber. They were a great crew and had their share of laughs. He was highly thought of in the community. My condolences to his family.
Ken Hull

Jane Weber

August 31, 2019

There are so many great childhood memories of you and your parents. I just visited with him at the doctors office not to long ago. He was such a kind and friendly man. So sorry for your loss.

Jane Buell Weber

Jeanne Loechle

August 30, 2019

My deep sympathy to Lisa, Kevin and their families. Don was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him and staying in touch the many years after. He was kind and personable, and usually had a story to share. His eyes would light up when he talked about you and your children. You're all in my thoughts.

Christina Myers

August 29, 2019

Hugs & prayers for Lisa & the family.

Fritz Rueff

August 29, 2019

I sat through many meeting with Don at the REMC. He was always courteous and professional. I enjoyed speaking with him and hearing his point of view. I am sure he will be missed. We are all fortunate to have known him.

Daryl Tressler

August 29, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family.

Daryl, Carol and Wilbur Tressler

Jean Oljace

August 28, 2019

Don and I were very good friends. Went all the way through school together. Lots of wonderful memories.
To the family, so sorry for your loss.
He will be greatly missed.

Connie Leake

August 28, 2019

I was a server and then manager of Frisch s in greensburg. This man came in every morning for breakfast.sat at the same table.most. times we had his pot of coffee on the table.he came in right after opening. He will be missed a lot in there. Prayers with the family

Kirstin Tuley

August 28, 2019

This man right here was one of the sweetest people I ever got to know. It was always so nice to be at work (Frisch’s) and him come in and say morning to everyone. He loved when I brought my son, Joseph, in and was so excited that we were expecting another little one. I was feeding my son yogurt one day and Don said that I better give him some of the good stuff (bacon). 😂My heart is breaking for his family 😔 RIP Don ❤️ You will be greatly missed, it won’t be the same going in there and not seeing you in the mornings. 😔