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Donald Lee Cearing

September 22, 1960 - February 10, 2021


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    Mary Gumm says

    So sorry for your loss! Please know we are all praying for you! Love the Chris Gumm Family

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    Becky Brown says

    My love and prayers with you all. Don will be missed . He was such a wonderful young man.

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      Dave Ruppert says

      I have had the honor of knowing and working with Don, the past 13 years. He was always there when I needed advice. He was a good friend as well as a great operator.
      I was fortunate enough to run into Don for a small amount of time on the river fishing one weekend. As much as he loved his personal time on the river, he spent some of his time that day with my son and I. I’d like to think one day I will meet him again, on a river fishing and trading story’s.
      From the Ruppert Family to the Cearing Family, our hearts are with you and prayers go out for you all.

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    Rita Shoaf says

    So sorry to hear this Lorinda. Such a great loss, he was such a good father and husband and I am sure grandpa. I always enjoyed visiting with you all. May God wrap his loving arms around you and the family and comfort you all during this difficult time. God bless you all. Love , Rita Shoaf

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    Gloria Stults says

    I only met Don once at Ray and Kelly’s wedding. I could tell in our conversation that he loved his family very much and he was so happy to experience this special day in his son and new daughter-in-laws life. What I learned about Don that day was that he was a very soft spoken, wise, gentle-man.
    Proverbs 27:19 reads, “As in water face reveals face, so a mans heart reveals the man.”
    I pray that his loved ones will cherish the memories and moments he instilled in all of you.
    -Gloria Stults
    (Kelly Cearing’s mother)

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    Ronald Brown says

    Do on was a good man and friend. He will be greatly missed.

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    Kathi OFarrell says

    Lorinda and Family….Donnie will be greatly missed by my family. He was a person you could always depend on. He was “A TRUE FRIEND” With much love, Kathi O’Farrell, Nolan, Nate and Erica.

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    Melanie Schlegelmilch says

    We’re so sorry to learn of Don’s passing. The Class of 1980 will have a stone made in remembrance of Don and it will be placed at the Twin Lakes Student Memorial Garden at the high school. With deepest sympathies to his family — Class of 1980

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Celebrating the life of Donald Lee Cearing, 60 of Lafayette passed away at his residence in Lafayette at 3:35 am on Wednesday February 10,2021. He was born September 22,1960 in Lafayette to the late Floyd and Janis McGill Cearing. He was a 1980 graduate of Twin Lakes High School. He had been at semi-truck driver, farmed for Boanco Farms, and K & K Farms of Delphi, and was a crane operator at Oscar Winski for 15 years when he retired in 2020. His marriage was July 18,1992 in West Lafayette to Lorinda A. Bowers, she survives.

Also surviving are his children in order of age: Carissa (Rod) Pizarro of Fishers, Raymond (Kelly) Cearing of Murfreesboro, TN, Rachel Cearing of Murfreesboro, TN, and Chelsey (Levi) Remaly of Lafayette, eight grandchildren Kadence and Raegan Cearing, Hudson, Kellin and Vivian Pizarro, Gracie Goldsberry, and Evelyn and Roland Remaly. Two brothers Terry Cearing of Chalmers, Dan (Debbie) Cearing of Brookston, and Patty (Joe) Putigna of Hebron, IN

A memorial service will be held at 3pm Saturday February 13th at the Chapel of Faith at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1pm until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Cancer Care Network of Lafayette.

The service will be webcast using Zoom starting at 3pm on February 13, 2021. To access the live stream, go to Zoom.us then click “Join Meeting”. The phone number is 765-490-4234 with the password ‘tmg2020’.

TMG Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with the arrangements.