Donald Lee Marker III

August 5, 2004June 8, 2021
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Donald Lee Marker III, 16, of Muncie, passed away at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 after an accident. He was born Thursday, August 5, 2004, the son of Donald Lee Marker Jr. and Deborah (Pomeroy) Marker.

Donald was a lifelong resident of Muncie. He had just finished his junior year in Yorktown High School, and attended Life Point Church with his grandmother. Donald loved to fish and skateboard. He liked classic rock music, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. He will be deeply missed.

Donald III is survived by his loving parents, Donald Jr. and Deborah; his brother, Eli; his two sisters, Emilee and Ashlee; his maternal grandmother, Mary Pomeroy; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his big sister, Megan; paternal grandparents, Donald Lee Marker Sr. and Sandra Kay Deilkes; paternal step-grandfather, William Bill Deilkes; and maternal grandfather, Byron Pomeroy.

Friends and family may call Monday, June 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Services will be held Monday, June 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required as well as social distancing. Graveside services will be at Elm Ridge Memorial Park immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to: Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509, OR,

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Colt Hoover

June 14, 2021

I remember all those times I'd spend a night at your house and we'd stay up watching movies or playing video games until the sun fell and rose. Thank you so much for everything, I will cherish those childhood memories for the rest of my life. That band we talked about a year ago would've been AWESOME. I love you and I'm gonna miss you, bro. Until we meet again. <3

Aunt Tammy Unger

June 13, 2021

You were such a kind gentle soul who didn't know a stranger. I remember when uncle Matt and I came out too the house too go mushroom hunting in the woods next too your house. We were deep in to hunting wasn't paying any attention and out of no where I saw momma dog which scared me stiff then bam snicking up behide me came you and really scared the crap out of your old aunt Tammy. You just laughed your butt off at me. You were a joker for sure. I love you nephew and i'm gonna miss the heck out of you. You will live in my heart till we meet again in Heaven. I'll miss you coming down the stairs just too tell me hi give me a hug and tell me you love me. My heart is broken once again

Michelle Peterson

June 12, 2021

Donnie was my 3rd kid. Matthew and Donnie were Brother's, and they were inseparable. He was such a good kid and was taking way too soon. So many memories of him over at our house and or running the boys somewhere or picking him up somewhere. It breaks my heart he was the only person that called me Shelly because I hated to be called that. I loved him like he was my own. Donnie you will forever be missed and you will always be in my heart!
Love, Michelle (SHELLY) Peterson

Matthew Peterson

June 10, 2021

It's so hard to put into words how much I miss you brother, you had my back when nobody did. I'm going to be missing you every day, you left such an impact in my life and it was just taken away. I hope your somewhere better, I hope to see you again.

-Matthew Peterson

Kristie Whited (Tomlinson)

June 10, 2021

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and am heartbroken for you. I will be out of town or I would be at the funeral. My Mom and Dan also asked that I send their condolences.
My daughter said that Donnie was a very nice and funny kid and will definitely be missed at school too.
You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Love you always,
Kristie Whited (Tomlinson)

Chevelle Ruhl

June 9, 2021

I’m so sorry, Uncle Donnie & Aunt Debbie. No words can take away the pain you’re feeling, but know you’re not alone.

Chevelle & family.