Norman Lee "Bud" Donaldson, 90

Norman Lee "Bud" Donaldson, 90, of rural Wabash, died at 7:46 a.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at his daughter's home in Wabash.  He was born Dec. 4, 1929 in Miami County to Elmer "Rip" and Hazel (Carlin) Donaldson.

Bud married Katherine E. "Kate" Banister at the Wabash First United Methodist Church on Aug. 29, 1960; she died April 10, 2018. He drove truck for Diamond Trucking in Peru, retiring after 50 years.

Bud attended the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash. He was also a member of the Pioneer Power Tractor Club in Miami County. Bud enjoyed going to ball games, watching sports and westerns on television, and especially loved his grandkids.

He is survived by five children, Hubert "Hub" (Lynn) Baker and Walter Baker, both of Wabash, Michael "Mike" (Kim) Baker of Fort Wayne, Maurice "Maury" (Rhonda) Donaldson and Rita Donaldson Cooper, both of Wabash; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Lela (Walter) Zimmerman of Mesa, Ariz.; and two brothers, Kenny (Mary) Donaldson of Peru, and Larry "Doc" (Irene) Donaldson of Roann. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Elmer Donaldson, Keith Donaldson, and Edward Donaldson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial was in Matlock Cemetery, Wabash.  Calling was Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.

The memorial guest book for Bud may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jan 21