Donald R. Burrell

December 06, 1943 - November 07, 2021

Click here to sign the guest book


Donald Richard Burrell, 77, of Angola, died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born December 6, 1943, in Auburn to Charles and Emmogean (Holman) Burrell.

On July 16, 1977 at their home in Angola surrounded by family and friends he married Margie Rowlison.

Mr. Burrell was a self-employed contractor or “digger” as his family called him.

He attended the Olde York Church in rural Fremont.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Burrell of Angola; a daughter, Leslie Burrell of Angola; a grandson, Kayson Croom of Angola; and three sisters, Nita (Bob) Tadsen of Angola, Rita (Pete) Thompson of Fremont and Lelia (Greg) Kleiner of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Burial will take place at South Scott Cemetery.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at

Guest Book

Phillip Chiricotti
November 12th, 2021 7:18pm
La Grange, IL

Sorry to hear about your passing Don. I remember you well and always thought highly of you. Always appreciated your help on my hot rod 55 Chevy and the 57 corvette. Indeed, we could take the engine out in less than one hour with little more than a 9/16 inch wrench. Truly considered you a friend. Don’t know what happened to Nancy. Not sure if she was your cousin or sister. Have a good trip. Will be along soon with your other pals. Phil Chiricotti

fred beck
November 12th, 2021 1:23am

Always enjoyed Donny. Did some great excavations for me and earlier had some really fast cars.

Diane Champion
November 11th, 2021 2:20am
Angola IN

So sorry for your loss.

Jayne Lantz
November 10th, 2021 11:10pm

Margie We are so sorry! We just heard today your in our thoughts and Kayson.

Christine Ross
November 9th, 2021 2:09pm

So sad to hear...Keeping your family in prayer.

James Lovejoy
November 9th, 2021 1:46am
Angola, IN

I am saddened to learn of Donny’s passing. I’ll remember him as a happy man willing to help anyone, anytime .

Mike Temple
November 8th, 2021 9:40pm
Olde York Church

Donny was a good man, and a faithful servant of God, my son and I will miss him very much and our church..

Phyllis Senters
November 8th, 2021 8:49pm
Olde York Church

Donny will be missed so much in our church services. Marge, Leslie, Kayson,. We grieve with you.