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Donald Ray Emmert

June 22, 1927 - October 30, 2021

A combined celebration of life for both Berdina and Don will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 20th at Sweet Home Evangelical Church, 1347 Long Street in Sweet Home. Donations can be made to Beverly and Jean-Luc Terrien ministry (www.worldoutreach.org/470); Jesus Film (stage.jesusfilm.org/how-to-help/ways-to-donate.html); or The Gideons International (www.gideons.org/donate).

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Donald (Don) Ray Emmert, 94, of Sweet Home, passed away October 30, 2020. He was born June 22, 1928 in Hubbard to Rolena (Lehman) and Ivan L. Emmert.
He met his wife Berdina at school in Omaha, Nebraska. They were married June 28, 1951 in Delft, Minnesota and were devoted to each other for the next 69 years, raising a family of 3 children.
Don and Berdina lived in many places including Sweet Home, Monroe, Washington, and Goshen, Indiana for several years. They moved back to Sweet Home in 1964, with a brief two-year stay in Peoria, Arizona. They had recently moved to Albany.
Don taught school for most of his career from 2nd to 8th grades, most of that time in the Sweet Home school district. His various other occupations varied from logging, to Pastor for 8 plus years, house painting and handyman.
Don had a deep and lasting faith in Jesus Christ. He enjoyed serving in many capacities in his local church including teaching, working with the High School crew, and nearly any service project that came his way.
Don is survived by his three children: Beverly Terrien of Evry, France, Ron Emmert of Albany, and Dean Emmert of Eureka, Missouri; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Berdina Emmert; his brothers: Harold Emmert and Robert Emmert; and his sisters: Virginia Miller, Carolyn Groat, and Patricia Kehm.
A combined celebration of life for both Berdina and Don will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 20th at Sweet Home Evangelical Church, 1347 Long Street in Sweet Home. Donations can be made to Beverly and Jean-Luc Terrien ministry (www.worldoutreach.org/470); Jesus Film (stage.jesusfilm.org/how-to-help/ways-to-donate.html); or The Gideons International (www.gideons.org/donate).
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com