Arthur D. “Don” Waddell

December 7, 2023

Arthur D. “Don” Waddell, 81, of rural Frankfort, Ind., died December 7, 2023 at his home.  He was born October 26, 1942 in Lafayette, Ind. to Arthur D. Waddell & Edna Fern (Horney) Waddell.  He married Sara Arpe on February 7, 1970 and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2018.

Don was a 1960 graduate of Colfax High School and had lived in Perry Township his entire life.  He was a farmer, business owner, trucker and artic explorer. Don was an avid poker player.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 13th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

Son: Charles (Deana) Waddell of Las Vegas, NV, Daughter: Donna (Two Bears) Medina of Las Vegas, NV, Brother: William H. (Margaret) Waddell of Frankfort, Sisters: Martha D. “Delores” Miller of Stockwell and Mary Lou Grover of Stockwell, Grandchildren: Samira & Hudson Waddell


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Arthur D. “Don” Waddell”

  1. Sara Federmann December 9, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Dear Waddell family, sending you all my condolences at this sad moment. To me, it was an honor to hang out with Mr. Don and Mrs. Sara Wadell when together Deana & Charles visited Stockholm the capital of Sweden in summer 2005.
    I remember that as long as we hung out for a few days in Stockholm, I laughed all the time with them Don & Sara. Now I hope and believe that Don will meet Sara in paradise and that they will rest in peace together.

    Dear Charles, May God take care of you and your family during this difficult time.

    Love, Sara

  2. RoseAnn Di Dio December 9, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Charles and Deana Samira and Hudson the God of comfort will be there for you in this most difficult time.

  3. Marci Kerns December 9, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Don & Sara were special people & will be missed. Prayers for you all.

  4. Bob and Ava Englert December 10, 2023 at 11:01 am

    To the Waddell Family: Our sincerest condolences go out to all of you. Having worked for the Waddell’s for over forty years, I and my family have been fortunate to have known Don and Bill and their families, and are glad to have become their friends. May God bless all of you and give you strength throughout this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Bob and Ava Englert and family

  5. Maria Weiland December 13, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Dearest Don and the whole Waddell family,
    I will cherish the time I spent with you forever and I think of you often. I’m so sorry for your loss, but I am certain that Don and Sara rest peacefully together now.
    Love always, Maria Weiland (former Lindskog)

  6. Christina Mccarthy December 13, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Sincere condolences to Waddell family. Mom and I cleaned for Don and Sarah for six years, they were a wonderful family to work for. God Bless the family.
    Mom Janet Rhudy and Christina Mccarthy

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