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Will Malone

Will T. Malone, 87, of the Greencroft Center in Goshen, previously from Fort Myers. Florida and Elkhart, IN and LaGrange, IN, died at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital from heart problems.

    Will was born on August 11, 1925 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to Will & Elizabeth Malone. On April 5, 1945, he married Dolores B. Schaefer in Menomomie, Wisconsin.

    Surviving are his four sons, Michael J. Malone (Deborah) of Elkhart, IN, Patrick M. Malone, Robert T. Malone (Liane) of Carson City, Nev.,and John S. Malone (Leigh) of LaGrange, IN.,along with six grandchildren. His wife Dolores died on Jan. 5, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Patricia Govin.

    Will and his family moved to Elkhart in 1962 from Reading, Pennslyvania when he was transferred by Continental Can Co., to be the Assistant Plant Manager in Elkhart. He later worked for Excel Corp of Elkhart as the Plant Manager for their Machine Rite Products Plant in LaGrange IN and later their Jackson, Michigan Plant. Will and his late wife maintained a summer residence in LaGrange, IN., for 23 years after making their permanent residence in Fort Myers, FL.

    Will enjoyed golfing and shot five holes in one in his lifetime and he shot his age or better many times from the age of 75 to 83. He was a former member of the Four Lakes CC in Edwardsburg, MI, LaGrange CC (now Heron Creek) in LaGrange, IN, Klinger Lake CC in Sturgis, MI., and Arbor Hills CC in Jackson, MI. He enjoyed fishing and watching sports like the Minnesota Twins baseball team in Fort Myers each year for Spring Training and Professional Golf watching his nephew, Andy North, two-time U.S. Open Champion.

    Will attended Stout State Teachers College (now Wis.-Stout) in Menomonie, WI. He played on their football and baseball teams. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II in Germany and after an honorable Discharge. Will completed his degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

    Cremation will take place at Elkhart Cremation Services. A Celebration of his life and a private Memorial Service for the family will take place in two weeks at the Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, IN.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.

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