Donald Main, 87 passed away April 29

May 4, 2011 • Obituaries

Donald George Main passed away April 29, 2011, at the Brown County Health & Living Center in Nashville, IN, where he received excellent care for the past few years.

Don was born August 15, 1923, in Muncie, IN, to John Dyson Main and Mary Margaret Hedges Main. He attended Anderson High School and earned a business degree from Indiana University in 1947, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and met his wife Carolyn Frances Smith Main.

A long-time resident of Marion, IN, Don and Carolyn moved to Nashville after his retirement from RCA in 1983. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing golf, traveling, and watching IU sports.

Mr. Main was a decorated WWII veteran, commissioned as 1st Lt. in the 87th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, POW Medal and Combat Infantry Badge while serving his country in France, Belgium and Germany.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John D. (J.D.) Main, and his wife Carolyn.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Cauble Main of Nashville; brother Richard Main of Anderson; sons, David (Donni) of Bloomington and Steve (Theresa) of Farmers Branch, TX; grandson, Patrick (Bloomington); and granddaughters, Meredith (Columbus) and Stephanie (Farmers Branch).

A private military graveside service will be conducted at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN. 47201.

Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville, was entrusted with the arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to the family at


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One Response to Donald Main, 87 passed away April 29

  1. Rick White says:

    Marilyn: So sorry to hear of Don’s death. Always admired his demeanor and moral courage; traits I’m sure he carried over from his military days. A humble man who was proud of his military service. I have fond memories of the many times we sat together in Lodge. May God bless you and your family. I am sure you and Don will see each other again.

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