Employed at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 30 years, he retired from there in 1985. He later worked as a truck driver for Egolf Grain Company, and more recently worked as a driver for the Indiana Auto Auction in Fort Wayne.
He was a member and elder of the Sugar Grove Church of God, north of Churubusco. A dedicated family man, he especially enjoyed attending and supporting his grandchildren’s sporting activities.
The surviving relatives include his wife Anita; five daughters, Debra (Ben) Lowe of Queen Creek, Ariz., Shelly Lybarger of Churubusco, Terri (Ron) Skinner of Albion, Susie (Kevin) Teague of Churubusco, and Amy (Charlie) Vice of Albion; two sisters, Nora Jane Bair and Mary Lois Edwards, both of Albion; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Bair and Paul Bair; a sister, Pauline Delanoy; a grandson, Andy Vice; and a great-grandson, Jacob Teague.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at the Sugar Grove Church of God with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Friday from 2 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Hospitals For Children, 2001 S. Linbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597; or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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