Donn Alspaugh, 75

Donn Paul Alspaugh, 75, Wabash, died at 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 12 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio to Harold Paul and Vina Belle (McFarland) Alspaugh.

Donn graduated from Highland Park High School in Illinois in 1955, and the University of Illinois in 1959.  He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law in 1965.  He married Kathleen Duffey, Wabash.  He was affiliated with the Wabash Presbyterian Church.  Donn enjoyed fishing and rafting, and was an avid antique collector.  He was a trust officer at Northern Trust Bank five years and practiced law 20 years, both in Chicago, and practiced law and lived in Boulder, Colo., 25 years, before moving to Wabash in Sept. 2011. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Alspaugh, Wabash;  two daughters, Ann (Pedro) Sauer, Leesburg, Va., and Cynthia (Greg) Peratt, Breckenridge, Colo.;   eight grandchildren, Joseph Thomas, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jennifer Ruddle, Denver, Colo., Katherine Thomas, Sundance, Utah, Brian Ruddle, Boulder, Robert Ruddle and Adri Peratt both Breckenridge, and Hannah Sauer and Isabella Sauer, both Leesburg.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Leigh Alspaugh, who passed away in 2005.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Preferred memorials are American Cancer Society and Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Donn may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Aug 16