ST. JOHN, IN - Donald Wells age 80, of St. John, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. He is survived by his children; Theresa (John) Lepper of St. John, IN, Tami (Tim) Kelly of St. John, IN, and Timothy (Renee) Wells of Lowell, IN; grandchildren: Nicole (Mitch) Pruemer, George (Heather) Govert, Shawn (Alexa) Kelly, Abbey (Derrick) Bremer, Ted Wells Jr., Todd (Kaitlin) Wells, and Tyler Wells; great grandchildren: Asher and Kelton Pruemer, George and Addi Govert, Bryce Bremer, Brooke Kelly, Cason and Camden Wells, sibling: Jean Boyle. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruthann Wells, son, Ted D. Wells, sister Patricia Poteet,parents: Orville and Mildred Wells.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at FAGEN-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 8580 Wicker Ave., St. John IN and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN. Burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.
Don was deeply loved by his family. Don worked alongside his best friend and brother in law Don Webber as the VP of Donald Webber Mortgage Co. for many years. He was a former Loan Officer at American Community Bank, a former Trustee and current member of the Elks in Highland, IN, a former Dyer Police Commissioner, Coach and member of Dyer Little League, longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dyer, IN as well as involvement in youth athletics while his children were growing up, member of St. Mary's in Griffith, IN and was one of a duo known as the Dancing Don's in his early teens. He was an avid Cubs fan and got to see them win a World Series.
Don enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to make everyone laugh. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved his time spent at his lake house in Monticello with all his family and friends. He enjoyed relaxing there while drinking his martini, later to be his nightly Honey Bourbon. Everyone was always welcome at the lake and it was always a full house.
Don was the most loving and caring person to everyone who knew him, but most of all he was a devoted husband who loved his wife Ruthann more than anything. They are together once again forever.