Other immediate survivors are the paternal grandparents, Richard and Sue Burton of rural Fort Wayne; the maternal grandmother, Carolyn Doty of Winamac; and a great-grandfather, Frank Doty of Winamac.
Private family graveside services will be held at the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco. Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow.
At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
To leave a condolence for the family, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.