Official Obituary of

Donald "Don" L. Howell

June 25, 1943 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Donald "Don" Howell Obituary

Donald Lee Howell, 80, of Vandalia, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at his home. Don was born to George & Evelyn Howell on June 25, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio. He was retired from the Inland Division of General Motors with over 37 years of service. Don was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn “Red” Watson, and his brothers, William & James Howell. 

Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Bonnie; daughters, Dana (Scott) Decker & Diana (Dave) DeHart; brother, Robert Howell; grandchildren, Megan (Michael) Knotts, Matt Decker, Jake (Danielle) DeHart & Justin DeHart; great grandchildren, Peyton, Troy, Trey, Lawson, Tensley & Teagyn; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & many friends.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2024 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, with Pastor Robert Hussong officiating. The burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the funeral home. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Condolences can be shared at

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March 10, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Morton Whetstone Funeral Home
139 S. Dixie Dr
Vandalia, OH 45377

Funeral Service
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
Morton Whetstone Funeral Home
139 S. Dixie Dr
Vandalia, OH 45377


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