Donna Jean Protsman

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Donna Jean Protsman-June 2015STRAUGHN – Donna Jean Protsman, 76, of Straughn passed away Sunday afternoon June 21, 2015 at I.U.- Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. A daughter of the late Elmer and Freda (Summan) Walters, Donna was born in Straughn, Indiana on August 20, 1938. She was raised in the Bentonville community and attended school there until they no longer provided a high school program, she then transferred to Straughn High School and graduated with the class of 1956. After high school Donna worked at Insurance of North America in Richmond until 1964.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, after her children were born she was a stay at home mom. She attended the Straughn Community Chapel and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship there. In her leisure she enjoyed reading.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Larry Protsman, whom she married at the Bentonville Christian Church on September 9, 1962; 2 children, Chris (Angela) Protsman of Spiceland and Lori Protsman of Indianapolis; 2 granddaughters, Kayla and Paige Protsman; 1 great grandson, Kian; 1 brother, LaVerne Walters; nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Martha Ewing and infant Darlene Walters; 1 nephew, Greg Ewing.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday June 25, 2015 at the Straughn Community Chapel. Pastor Dave Branham will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery, southwest of Straughn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday June 24 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin, where online condolences can be made anytime at

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Straughn Community Chapel- P.O. Box 162/ Straughn, IN 47387 or the Cancer Society of Henry County Fund/ P.O. Box 6006- New Castle, IN 47362.


Courtesy of The Courier Times.