Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Robert E. Haynes, 75, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 2:20 a. m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had suffered an apparent brain hemorrhage on Thursday.
Mr. Haynes was born on June 26, 1935 in Garrett, a son of Morris and Cleatus (Thompson) Haynes, and as a young man served with the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On August 27, 1962 he was married in Garrett to Jean Zimmerman. The couple lived in Fort Wayne for a period, and moved to the Churubusco-area 34 years ago.
Employed as a drywall finisher and painter for most of his adult life, he retired from Tri-State Decorating in Fort Wayne in 1997. Following his retirement he was employed by the Albion New Era and the Churubusco News.
He was a member and past master of Churubusco Lodge 515 F&AM, was commander of Churubusco Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Turtle Post 3846, and was a member of the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco.
The surviving relatives include his wife Jean; his daughter Kimberly (Marc) Pape of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren Zachary Pape and Krista (Steven) Sanavongsay; and a great-grandson Alec. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Kevin Wendt, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 3 to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, or one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning.
Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Whitley County, P. O. Box 245, Columbia City, Indiana 46725.
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