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May 15, 2014

Francis D. LeDonne

May 9, 1928 - May 13, 2014

Francis D. LeDonne, 86, Walton, passed away at 8:52 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 9, 1928, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Menonz and Mary (Riccardi) LeDonne. On Nov. 25, 1948, he married Imogene Petrie at St. Joseph Catholic Church by Msg. Achinger.

He was a 1946 Washington Township High School graduate.

Francis was a lifelong farmer. He also was a meat cutter at Standard Foods and he had formerly worked at Jackson Kitchell Implement in Logansport. Francis also was a former bus driver for Washington Township School Corporation.

He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and he was a Farm Bureau member. He enjoyed gardening and most of all spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Imogene LeDonne, Walton; daughter, Diana Flamino (Don), Kokomo; sons, Jeff LeDonne, Logansport, and David LeDonne (Cathy), Walton; sisters, Mary Miller and Annie LeDonne, both of Logansport; brother, Eugene LeDonne (Shirley), Logansport; grandchildren, Derek Lynas (Janna), Melissa Schmadeke (Bill), Kyle Lynas (Stephanie), Josh LeDonne, Christina Truax and Bradley LeDonne; and great-grandchildren, Brian LeDonne, Amelia, Hope, Mac, and Mesfin Lynas, Tyler and Nathan Schmadeke and Matthew, and Luke and Emma Lynas.

He was also preceded in death by brother, Robert LeDonne; and sister, Alice Jean Marshall.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Father Michael McKinney officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church. Please sign the online guestbook or leave condolence for the LeDonne family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.

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