Survivors include his children, Becky Bell and Nieta Van Engelenhoven, both of Fort Wayne, and Shane (Kim) Kennedy of Churubusco. Also one sister, Charlene Heath of Fort Wayne, and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 in the Arcola United Methodist Church, 11311 Arcola Road, with Pastor Harold Klinker officiating. The family will receive friends in the Church on Monday from 5 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Church or Cancer Services of Allen County. Envelopes will be available in the church.