DONALD E. “DUCK” DOSTER, 80, of New Haven, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at home. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lester and Katherine (Densmore) Doster. He retired in 1992 from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a District Lineman, after 43 years of service. He also worked for the Fort Wayne Vehicle Auction for 14 years. He was a member of the Woodburn United Methodist Church. He was a US Army Korean War veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 330. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; children, Mearl Doster, of Noblesville, Susan Doster, Franklin (Brenda) Doster and David (Kim) Doster, all of New Haven; brother, Paul (Pat) Doster, of Broughton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Doster; and daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Doster. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 4300 Becker Road, Woodburn, Ind. with calling one hour before service. Pastor Terry MacDonald officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd 930 E., New Haven. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the church. For online condolences please visit

POSTED: 12/27/11 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: Obits