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CHRISMAN, Donald L.

Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana.  The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library. - typed by: GA

Don Chrisman, owner and operator of Scotts Prairie Feed Service south of Hillsboro, was instantly killed about 9:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 1974, when a multi-ton steel bin loaded with feed fell on him. Mr. Chrisman was the husband of Mrs. Ann Chrisman, Fountain County Home Extension Agent. Mr. Chrisman, who resides on Hillsboro Route 1, was grinding feed inside the building when two legs of the bin went thru a concrete floor, toppling the bin onto him. Orville Simmons and Mrs. Ron (Ann) Grubbs, secretary, were in the office about 25 feet away when they heard a loud rumble and heard Mr. Chrisman yell. They reported the whole building shook when the bin fell toward the loading area. His body was trapped about half-way under the bin. One worker at the scene, unable to estimate the amount of feed that was in the enclosed bin, said, "There are many, many tons in there." Chrisman is reported to have installed the bin last spring. Funeral services for Mr. Chrisman, age 45, were held Thursday in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Ernest Hayden officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Hillsboro with Crumley-Williams in charge. He was born Oct. 9, 1928, at Carlin, Ill., the son of Merle and Dorothy Boggeff Chrisman, who now reside at Rt. 1, Veedersburg. He was married in 1950 at Stillwater, Oklah., to Ann Long who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Peggy) Irish, of Richmond, Va., two sons, Pat of R4, Veedersburg, and Bill of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Curtis L. Chrisman, R2, Veedersburg, and Rev. Richard A. Chrisman of Hanna City, Ill. One grandson also survives. He was a member of the Hillsboro Methodist Church. He was a member of the Fountain County Extension Service Board and the Fountain County Farm Bureau, and the Fountain County Pork Producers. He had lived in the Hillsboro area for 13 years, coming from Rockville. He was a graduate of Bismarck, Ill., high school and a graduate of Oklahoma State University in animal husbandry. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1952-54.


Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana.  The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.

HILLSBORO – Funeral services for Donald L. Chrisman, 45, who was killed in an accident on his farm yesterday, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, and friends may call at Crumley-Williams Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Chrisman was a member of the Fountain County Extension Board, Farm Bureau, Pork Producers Association, and the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. He was born Oct. 9, 1928 at Catlin, the son of Merl and Dorothy Boggess Chrisman. He was married to Ann Long in 1950 at Stillwater, Okla. He was a graduate of Bismarck, Ill., High School and the University of Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife and parents; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Peggy) Irish of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Pat of Veedersburg and Bill of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Curtis of Veedersburg and the Rev. Richard A. Chrisman of Hanna City, Ill., and a grandson.   -– jlr


Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana.  The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.

HILLSBORO – Donald Chrisman of Hillsboro was killed about 9:30 a.m. today when a feed bin fell on him south of here along Indiana 32, according to Fountain County authorities. Chrisman, owner and operator
of the Scott’s Prairie Feed Service, was crushed when a series of overhead bins collapsed, according to a spokesman for the firm. He was killed instantly. Chrisman is reported to have installed the bins this past spring. Legs supporting the bins are believed to have buckled, the spokesman said. Chrisman had operated the business since 1962. Mr. Chrisman is the Fountain County home demonstration agent.  -– jlr

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