In Memory

Don Isenberg - Class Of 1966

Donald E. Isenberg

Donald E. Isenberg, 67, of rural Charlottesville, Indiana, diedunexpectedly, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born September 14, 1948 in Greencastle to the late Roy and Bernedine (Hubbard) Isenberg. 

He was a retired ironworker, Local 22, Indianapolis and retiree of the Indiana National Guard after 20 years of service. A veteran of the US Army, he was a helicopter pilot serving with the 175th Assault Helicopter Company and the 336th Aviation Company in VietNam. He was a decorated combat Veteran earning a Bronze Star and 51 combat air medals. 

He was raised and lived his entire life on a farm and was a member of the Gideons International where he served as Camp Chaplain for Hancock County. He attended Brown’s Chapel Wesleyan Church. He read and studied the Bible, enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, neighbors and visiting friends in nursing homes. In his retirement, he restored his grandfather’s John Deere, 1936 “B” tractor.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Bonita (Dailey) Isenberg; three daughters, Emily (Evan) Schnabel of Noblesville, Hattie Isenberg of New Castle and Molly Isenberg of Charlottesville; siblings,Dwaine (Nancy) Isenberg, Juanita Reynolds, Dale (Dora) Isenberg, all of Cincinnati, Roxie LaFever of Alexandria, Virginia; mother-in-law, Edith Dailey of Muncie; two aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna and a brother, Kenneth.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m.Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown 
Chapel in Knightstown, IN with Rev. Ron Polly officiating. Military rites will be conducted by a contingency of the US Army, American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideons International, P.O Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, Mays Community Academy, P.O. Box 188, Lewisville, IN 47352 or a charity of the donor’s choice. You may share a memory or condolence of Donald at