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Don Stutsman, age 72 of Moran, passed away Friday, Mar. 12, 2021. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 20 at the Moran Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Larry Briley officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Donald Edward Stutsman was born Aug. 8, 1948 in Electra, Texas to his parents, William Edward Stutsman and Donna Jeanne Thiele Stutsman. On Mar. 19, 1978, Don married Ellen Marie Parrish in Moran, Texas.

After serving in the United States Army and Reserves, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force, where he served for 22 years. During his service he was the recipient of numerous honors and medals, ultimately achieving the rank of Lt. Col. After his honorable discharge in 2001, he returned to San Antonio before finally settling home in Moran.

Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Master Mason at the Grand Lodge of Texas in Wichita Falls. He was also a member of the Association of Former OSI Special Agents, the Texas Wood Carvers Guild and the First Baptist Church in Moran. 

Mr. Stutsman was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jeanne Stutsman; and one brother, Guy Stutsman.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen Stutsman; one son, Donald E. Stutsman II and wife Becca; one daughter, Lori Walker and husband Kerry; four grandchildren, Brayden Sims, Joshua Sims, Laine Stutsman, Emily Stutsman; three brothers, Loyd Stutsman and Wife Debbie, Bobby Stutsman, Conrad Stuts­man; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences maybe made online at PD

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