Also surviving are his siblings, Lee (Patty) Dilley of Churubusco, Tony (Patty) Dilley of Whiteland, Ind., Roseanna (Scott) Uhl of Avilla, Joellen (Ray) Solga of Alabama, Kathy (Tim) Wenning of Fort Wayne, and Larene (Ron) Pulver of Leo. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Erika Smith, in 1995.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Thoma/Rich,Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton. Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton with graveside military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 111 and the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.
Preferred memorials are to the Wells County Christmas Bureau. Arrangements by Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.