Donald A. Chesher
                                   May 24, 1947 -- December 29, 2019

Donald A. Chesher, 72, of Goshen, died at 1:44 pm on Sunday,
December 29 at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on May 24,
1947 in New Castle, to John Franklin and Carrie Mae (Gentry)
Chesher. On June 18, 1966 in New Castle, he married Joy England;
she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters,
Bethany (Greg) Gourd of Bentonville, AR, Becky (Mike) Troyer of
LaGrange; son, Andy (Patty) Chesher of Middlebury; 14
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma Wood,
Patty West, Jane McCaslin all of New Castle; brother, Bobby Joe
(Thelma) Chesher of New Castle. He was preceded in death by his
parents; four brothers, Charles, David, Ralph, and Jerry Chesher;
three sisters, Joan Reno, Mildred White, Daisy Chesher. Donald was
the pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Middlebury for 32 years. He
served in the Army during the Vietnam War in Germany from 1966
-1968. He was the director and chairman of the board at the Michiana
Baptist Church Camp. He enjoyed watching IU basketball, NASCAR,
fishing and golf. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday,
January 1 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday,
January 2 also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by
Pastors Frank Wood and Joel Wallenbeck. Burial will be in Grace
Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Military graveside honors will be
provided by the American Legion Post 210- Middlebury. Memorials
may be given to Grace Bible Baptist Church, New Paris.

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Sorry for your loss.I really enjoyed the time I got to know Bro Don
and I will miss him.
From: Scott Clements
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Heaven gained a jewel...It was our privilege to know Bro.
Chesher....was a caring, loving man of God! We will miss him dearly.
Love, Don and Amy Ritter & family
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Don was a great guy. I loved our chats about life an ministry years
ago when we still lived in Indiana. I know he will be greatly missed.
From: Bob Patterson
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My heartfelt sympathy to Joy and each of his children. What a
wonderful blessing it was to have known Pastor Don. Church wont
be quite the same, without his presence. Always a kind smile, gentle
hug, and genuine caring hand. Love to Miss Joy and his family.
From: Leah Gross
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Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Chesher family. Brother Don
was our Pastor for 11 years when we lived in Indiana and has always
held a special place in our hearts. He will be missed, but we know he
is now rejoicing greatly with other saints in the Lord.
From: Don & Paulette Cardin
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Mrs. Turner and I are praying for the family during your time of
sorrow. We are thankful for the life of Don Chesher and his faithful
ministry. May God give you comfort during this time. Heaven is
sounding sweeter all the time.
From: Bruce and Reva Turner
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Our church family is lifting you up in prayers, May the love of God
surround you.
From: Lifepoint Church
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Our loss is heaven's gain! Sending our love and prayers to Joy and
"the kids". Don and Joy were always so special and we always
enjoyed the special times we had visiting them in Middlebury.(sweet
memories now) he will be missed. We love you all very much!
From: Ron and Donna Ragan
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Don Chesher has been an inspiration and blessing in Martha and my lives since we were teenagers. He certainly had a heart for preacher boys. I can recall while in Bible College extending preaching opportunities and encouraging me in the ministry. He carried that inspiration and blessing over to our girls when they were teens. What a blessing. Heaven gained a jewel Sunday,December 29th. May God strengthen Joy and her family. Love The Ponslers
From: Doyle Ponsler & Family