Donald Lautenbach


Donald Lautenbach, 77, of Greenwood, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

He was born on September 10, 1946 in Beech Grove, Indiana to Fred and Susie (Vandenburg) Lautenbach. He married Judy (Willey) Lautenbach in1974. He is survived by son, Derek Lautenbach (Stacey) and granddaughters Hadley and Mia; daughter, Deann Lautenbach and grandson Josson Lautenbach; sister, Margaret Dougherty (Alton) and brother Ronald Lautenbach (Linda). He was preceded in passing by his parents; wife, Judy; brother, Harold Lautenbach and sisters, Anna Phipps, Joan Tate and Edna Perkins.

Don was a 1964 graduate of Clark High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1967 to 1972.

He was employed by Arvin Automotive for 40 years and also grain farmed.

Upon retirement, Don enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his barn, taking care of his yard and his trips to the Shelbyville casino to socialize.

Don loved his grandkids. He always made an effort to go watch Hadley’s and Mia’s sporting events. But, especially enjoyed time with his grandson Josson when he would stay the weekend. Don taught him how to shoot guns, mow, work a tractor trailer, & was recently teaching him how to drive. Fishing was a fun time for them as well. They have a lot of “don’t tell your Mom” moments.

Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, in Franklin with a service beginning at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

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