A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) mentioned that Don Sickinger of Lowell, having completed his seven days' furlough following induction, was leaving for Ft. Benjamin Harrison that week.
In a January 28, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 2) it was mentioned that Pvt. D.C. Sickinger was transferred from Ft. Harrison to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
The following February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 3:
Called Home from Camp
Pvt. Don Sickinger, stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is home for a few days. He was called here by the death of his grandfather.
The following May 6, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
MRS. DON SICKINGER VISITS HUSBAND AT ABERDEEN, MD.
Mrs. Don Sickinger spent the week-end at Aberdeen, Maryland, visiting her husband, Cpl. Don Sickinger, who is stationed there in the instrument repair division.
Miss Irene Bydalek worked at the postoffice during Mrs. Sickinger's absence.
This February 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Cpl. Don Sickinger, who is stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, spent last Thursday night here with his wife and his parents, the H.C. Sickingers. Don was enroute to Elgin, Ill., where he is now arrending school.
This March 16, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Cpl. Don Sickinger, stationed at Elgin, Ill., was home Saturday night visiting his wife and parents, the H.C. Sickingers.
The following article from an unknown source can be found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 1, page 72):
Sickinger, Donovan C. - age 67 of Lowell, Indiana passed away Saturday August 9, 1986 at his residence. Survivors: wife, Mildred; one son, James (Kathy) Sickinger of Lowell, two grandchildren, Jason and Joshua - both at home.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Lowell Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, August 12 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Marvin Rastl officiating. Burial, Orchard Grove Cemetery, Lowell. Friends may call at the Sheets-Love Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave.; Lowell from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Sickinger was a retired jeweler with Sickinger's Jewelry Store of Lowell; a World War II Veteran; member and elder of the Lowell Trinity Lutheran Church; and a member of the American Legion Post #101 of Lowell. Memorials may be made to Lowell Trinity Lutheran Church.