Donnie E. “Don” Bedwell, 63 of Niles, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Mishawaka.
Don was born on January 4, 1957 in Missouri to the Cletus and Nellie (Tittle) Bedwell.
Don is preceded in death by his father, Cletus Bedwell and step-father Billie Mann and his brother Joe Bedwell.
On August 1, 1998 in Niles, Don married Lori Olinghouse who survives.
Don is survived by his mother Nellie Mann, his wife Lori and children; Brian (Heidi) Bedwell of Edwardsburg and Brad (Trisha) Bedwell of South Bend, grandchildren; Ethan Bedwell, Chance Bedwell, Audrina Bedwell, Sofia Horvath and Jordan Horvath. He is also survived by his siblings; Casey Mann of Plymouth, IN, Tina Mangrum of South Bend and Toby Mann of Niles, half-sister; Maggie Canpos and half-brother Jason Bedwell and 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
Don was a Tool and Die Maker for Bamar Plastics. Don cherished the uniqueness of vinyl records and had an amazing collection that he loved to listen to. He also enjoyed cars and bowling. Don was a dedicated sports fan. He followed the St. Louis Cardinals, Alabama Football and IU Basketball.
Visitation for Don will be on Saturday, February 15 from 9am to 11 am in Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.
Memorials in Don’s name may be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org
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