Maurice R. Atwater, 85, LaGrange, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born January 30, 1929, in LaGrange, to Maynard and Freeda (Miller) Atwater.
Living all his life in LaGrange County, he was a U.S. Army Veteran and a farmer. He was a member of the Plato United Methodist Church in rural LaGrange.
Surviving are four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Margaret and Lester Miller, Bristol, Marjorie Bixler, Goshen, Madonna and Jac Price, LaGrange, and Marilyn and Bill Emmert, Albion, Ind.; one brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Clara Atwater, LaGrange; 21 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Martha Lou Neff, and one brother, Merlin Atwater.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Mike Antal officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorials may be directed to Plato United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.