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George Marchand


George R. Marchand, 73, Goshen, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at his residence.

    He was born August 8, 1939, in Larwill, Ind., to Ralph and Lovila (Parker) Marchand.

    He was a truck driver for over 40 years, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of Lodge 418 in Milford.  

    He was married May 27, 1960, in LaGrange, to Ida F. Schlabach. She survives.

    Also surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Ganger, Goshen; two sons, Doug (Tina) Marchand, Alta Vista, Kan., and Greg (Vickie) Marchand, Goshen; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorena (Bill) Karst, Larwill, Ind., Nora Lefferty of Vandergrift, Penn., and Rebecca (Kenny) Bellaire, Shipshewana; one brother, Jim (Helen) Marchand, Valparaiso.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Services were held Monday, November 5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury with Reverend Ron Kennel officiating.

    Burial will be at a later date in Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen.

    Memorials may be directed to the family for expenses or IU Health Goshen home care and hospice.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury was in charge of arrangements.