Donald J. Harts, 91, of Amboy, IN, passed away at 4:51 A.M., Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at his residence. Don was born in Miami County on November 17, 1929 the son of Roy and Opal Strebin Harts. He married Karen A. Shivley on June 29, 1955 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2019. Don was a 1947 graduate of Clay Township High School and was a member of McGrawsville United Methodist Church. He and Karen owned and operated Bressler’s Ice Cream “33 Flavors from 1969 – 1980 and Subway Sandwich Shop from 1983 – 2010 and he was retired from farming with his sons. Don and Karen liked antiquing together when they weren’t enjoying the time they spent with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving is a daughter, Denise Miller and her husband Ron of Ft. Worth, TX; sons Dennis J. Harts of Amboy and R. Craig Harts of Kokomo; grandchildren, Megan (Chris) Ulrich of San Antonio, TX, Cara (Chad) Miller Bush of Duvall, WA, Jared (Emily) Harts of Carmel, Natasha (Chris) Beebe of Amboy, Trisha Oman of Carmel, Jordan (Alex) Harts of Amboy, Kaila (Andrew) Adams of Westfield, Dakota (Krystenn) Harts of Kokomo and Adam (Madison) Harts of Noblesville; great-grandchildren Landon Adams, Tyler Adams, Braden Adams, Alexis Adams, Axel Adams, Chandler Harts, Liam Oman, Malia Oman, Colton Beebe, Cohen Beebe, Caitlynn Beebe, Theodore Harts, Quinn Harts, Cadence Ulrich and Alessi Ulrich. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Karen, brothers, John Harts, Richard Harts; a sister, Mildred Younce and a daughter -in-law Deborah Harts. A service celebrating the life of Donald J. Harts will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, April 26, 2021 at McGrawsville UMC, 9377 S. 300 E., Amboy, with Dennis Harts and Pastor Bob Land officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Monday at McGrawsville Church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McGrawsville Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, Amboy, IN.
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