Donald Lee Clary

Last Updated on September 9, 2015 by cassnetwork

claryDonald Lee Clary,  94, of Warren, Indiana, formerly of Lucerne, passed away at

11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in his residence at Heritage Pointe.

Born May 22, 1921, in Lucerne, he was the son of the late Hanford M. and Jessie Pearl (Day) Clary.

Don was a 1939 graduate of Burnettsville High School.

On April 25, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  During WWII, he was assigned to the 301st Ordinance Regiment, where he served from North Africa, through the landings at Marsailles, France in October of 1944, to Chaumont. There, he was transferred to the 4th Infantry Division as the Battle of the Bulge ended and the German Campaign began.  He was honorably discharged in October 1945 with the EAME Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars, serving in battles and campaigns in Tunisa, Rhineland and Central Europe.

On December 14, 1947,  he was  married to Myla Elizabeth (Vandercook) Clary, who survives.

Dad had 33 years of public service, including his military service. The remainder was in the postal service, including on the Railway Post Office. The last 22 yrs he was a rural mail carrier.  He retired in 1981.


He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Lucerne.


Surviving with his wife are two sons, Brian L. Clary ( wife: Kathleen Neer)  of Matteon, Illinois, and Alan Day Clary (wife: Cherie McKee Clary) of Indianapolis; one grandson, Jaocb Neer Clary (wife: Elly Clary).


He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Holiday.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Don Clary will be held at 10:30 a.m Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015 at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Minnick officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will follow at Zion Cemetery, Lucerne.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8th in the funeral chapel.

You may share condolences in his guestbook and view his video tribute at


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