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George Dinwiddie

George Dinwiddie, 102, LaGrange, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born October 21, 1921, in Attica, Ind., to Robert and Hattie Mae (Schultz) Dinwiddie.

    He was a WWII veteran, serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a Methodist minister from 1946-1978, serving in Indianapolis, New Palestine, Acton, Evansville, Osgood, Fort Branch, Shipshewana and Scott.  He was honored with the Golden Cane of the Methodist Church as being the oldest living Methodist minister in the state of Indiana.  The cane will now be passed on the next oldest member.  He was a member of the F & A Masonic Lodge, a former American Legion Post commander and started the American Legion Post on Lafayette, Ind.  He was a Boy Scout leader for many years and was a former member of the first Mounted Boy Scout Troop in Indiana. 

    He was married August 8, 1946 to Flora Mae Banta.  She preceded him in death in 1996. 

    Surviving are two sons, Michael T. Dinwiddie, Madison, Wisc., and Geofrey C. Dinwidde and Eric Hughes, Toronto, Can.;  one daughter, Annell M. and Daniel Troyer, LaGrange; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clark Dinwiddie, and one sister, Katherine Cushman.

    Funeral service was held Monday, March 3, at the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange with Pastor Chris Danielson officiating. 

    Burial with military honors was in New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, Ind.

   

    Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. 

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneralhome. com

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange was in charge of arrangements.