Donald  Gladish
Donald L. Gladish, 68, of Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his home. He was born in Daviess County on June 10, 1951, to Leland and Eleanor Gladish.
He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1969 and received the National Merit Scholarship. Don graduated from the University of Evansville in 1974. He was a biology and physical education teacher, truck driver, farmer, carpenter and dozer operator for Solar Sources for 40 years. Don retired in September of 2019. He continued working part time as a dozer operator. He was an avid reader of literature and tractor pulling for many years winning many awards. Don was a lifetime sports enthusiast and co-captain of PHS football team. He received the most valuable player in the PAC conference in 1969. He very much enjoyed giving quizzes and puzzles to his family and friends, and caring for his beloved animals.
Surviving are his wife, Tonya (Aldridge) Gladish of 20 years; one son, Brian Gladish; one daughter, Brandi Gladish; four grandchildren, Jade Malaki, Julianna Gladish, Alivia Gladish and Ashlynn Kirk; one great-granddaughter, Braelyn Gladish; his mother, Eleanor Gladish; and two sisters, Karen (Chuck) Eubank of Evansville, and Judith (Jimmy) Morris of Louisville, Kentucky. Don is also survived by three stepsons, Jason Clark, Jeremy Clark and Kyle Smith; and two stepgrandchildren.
Don is preceded in death by his father, Leland Gladish; brother Joseph Gladish; grandparents Foster and Alta Gladish, and O.F. and Phoebe Potts.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, Indiana. Burial will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.W.S. at P.O. Box 63, Petersburg, IN, 47567.
Published on October 18, 2019


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