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Eugene Stutzman


Eugene “Gene” Stutzman, 75, Kendallville, Ind., died Monday, May 20, 2013 at his residence.

    He was born February 17, 1938, in Marshall County, Ind., to Raymond and Katie (Yoder) Stutzman. 

    He lived in Kendallville since 1968, coming from Topeka where he resided for three years. Prior to that, he farmed in Milford with his father. He was district manager and salesman for Moorman Feeds since December 1963, president of the Meadow Lanes Landowners, Inc., and one of the first board members of the Kendallville Day Care Center, serving for 18 years. He also served on the Youth for Christ Board and was a former member of the Gideons. He attended Community Fellowship of Topeka. He was also a mechanic.

    He was married April 26, 1958, in Goshen, to Shirley A. Shaum. She survives.

    Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mark Shearer, Ligonier, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Lyn and Lisa Stutzman, Topeka; three grandchildren, Lynsey (Andy Hurley) Shearer, Waldron Lake, Karissa (Michael) Estleman, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Bradley (Beth) Stutzman, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Kyrie Hurley, Elliot Estleman, and one due in October; two sisters, Viola (Ben) Kaiser, Milford, and Fern (Lowell) Maust, Goshen; and three brothers, Edwin (Betty) Stutzman, Kokomo, Ind., Ralph (Marilyn) Stutzman, Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert (Verna) Stutzman, Cedar Hill, Texas.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Kent E. Stutzman, and one brother, Raymond Stutzman Jr.

    Visitation is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel.

    Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee, Ind., with Pastor Craig Lambright, Pastor Dale Leinbach, and Pastor Lyn Stutzman officiating. 

    Private burial will be in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to Community Fellowship of Topeka, P.O. Box 22, Topeka, IN 46571.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamilyfuneral

    Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.