Obituary: Donald Phillip ‘Donnie’ Bischoff, 83, New Haven

Donald Phillip “Donnie” Bischoff, 83, of New Haven, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 6, 1935, in Louisville. He was a dairy farmer. He formerly served on the board of the Nelson County Farm Bureau and was once named a Master Conservationist by the Nelson County Conservation District. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Phillip and Viola Jean Beckley Bischoff; one son, Joel T. Bischoff; and one brother-in-law, Leonard Eickholtz.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol Stacey Bischoff; one son, Timothy Bischoff (Stacy) of New Haven; three sisters, Carolyn Eickholtz of Charlestown, Ind., Janet Grolmes (Mike) of Shelbyville, and Jeannie Bischoff of Louisville; three grandchildren; and his faithful canine companion, “Boots.”

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 104 Church Street, New Hope with the Rev. Ken Fortener and the Rev. Matthew Hardesty officiating, assisted by Deacon Stephen Bowling. Burial is in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Deacon Stephen Bowling.

Memorial donations may go to Hospice of Nelson County, 711 McDowell Blvd, Bardstown, KY 40004 or Mass of the Air, 508 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.

The Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto is in charge of arrangements.


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