Donald R Bivens

February 22, 1933 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 88)


Donald R. Bivens, 88, Of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 31st.  Donald was a teacher and school superintendent of Portage Township School System for over 20 years and was also a Veteran of the U.S. Army.  Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Colleen Bivens and his parents, Tobbie and Isis (Martin) Bivens.   He is survived by his daughters Kim (Newt) Brown , of Valparaiso, and Melissa Dark of Lafayette, IN.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dane (June) Brown, Kirstin (Alex) Olympidis, Rachel Dark (Chris Wolford), Kate Dark (Tate Muraoka), Erin Dark (Mitch Purlee).  Donald is also survived by five great grandchildren, Anna, Thomas, Sophia, Samuel, and Rae.  He is also survived by his best friends and family members Dan and Jean Jones, and Jim and Gladys Jones.  Donald loved sports, bridge, and travel.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M., followed by a family service at Bartholomew Funeral Home.  The family has requested that guest wear a mask who are attending.

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November 4, 2021

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bartholomew Funeral Home
102 E. Monroe St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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