David L. Bates

June 4, 1939 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 82)


David L. Bates, 82, of Marion, Indiana passed away at 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 4, 1939, to Joseph and Myrtle (Stiner) Bates.

David was a graduate of 1957 graduate of Churubusco High School. He attended the Wisconsin School of Banking. He married Carol Dissinger on February 26, 1961. She survives. He retired from Star Financial Bank after 40 years. He was a member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church and the Marion Lions Club. He was a Trustee for the Board for Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  

David is survived by his wife, five sons, Brent (Patty) Bates of Yorktown, Virginia, Chris (Rae) Bates of Denver, Indiana, Darren (Kay) Bates of Muncie, Indiana, Eric (Edgena) Bates of Snohomish, Washington, Neal (Sara) Bates of Marion, Indiana, two daughters, April (Jay) Striegle of Indianapolis, Indiana, Angel (David) Fisher of Ashburn, Virginia, two sisters, Stevia Webster and Marcia Maxwell both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and four grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church 2 West Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are directed to the LaFontaine United Methodist Church or the Marion Lions Club in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with David Bates’ final arrangements.

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May 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
LaFontaine United Methodist Church (West Kendall Street, Indiana)

Memorial Service
May 10, 2022

11:00 AM
LaFontaine United Methodist Church (West Kendall Street, Indiana)

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