|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1921|
Arden (Barbour County)
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 2010|
INDIANAPOLIS--Delbert "Dana" Satterfield, 89, passed away late Tuesday evening at the Wildwood Health Care Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Arden, West Virginia, the son of Lawrence and Ada (Weaver) Satterfield.
When Mr. Satterfield was five, the family moved to the Muncie area. He graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1939. Delbert married the love of his life Mary Lou (Matson) Satterfield on November 7, 1941 in Muncie.
Mr. Satterfield had served the United States Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the 2520 AAF Base Unit. He had been an Armorer Gunner on a B-24 type aircraft where he flew 38 combat missions and had accumulated 250 combat hours. Mr. Satterfield served over seas in the European Theatre for nine months. Later he spent the remainder of his time in the military as a Clerk Typist. Delbert retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years as a letter carrier, retiring in 1985. He was a former member of the Yorktown United Methodist Church, currently a member of the Fountain Square United Methodist Church, Knights of Pythias where he had been the Past Grand Chancellor, Knight of the Golden Sput, D.O.K.K. and is a former member of the Yorktown Lions Club. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and loved family activities.
Survivors include his son, John Satterfield (wife-Brenda), Indianapolis; his daughter, Cheryl Murphy (husband-Ronald), Yorktown; five grandchildren, Jonna Satterfield, Indianapolis, Chad Hartley (wife-Verronica), Yorktown, Tonya Murphy, Muncie, Tina Murphy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Ronald D. Murphy, Muncie; six great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jamie, Casey Hartley, Jasyn Murphy, Sara Creech, and Kayla Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Lou Satterfield in 2005; one daughter, Susan Kay Satterfield, three brothers, Sherman, Gerald and Albert Satterfield; and one sister, Velda Weaver.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor Steve Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Delaware County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors. A Knights of Pythias Memorial Service will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call at the mortuary on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association c/o the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, 1204 Broad St., New Castle, IN 47362.
Lawrence E. Satterfield (1879 - 1953)
Alda Weaver Satterfield (1884 - 1969)
Mary Lou Matson Satterfield (1924 - 2005)
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
Created by: Jane
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
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