Faye D. Durbin, Jr.

February 23, 1925 - October 08, 2016

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Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Thursday, October 13, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, October 13, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Faye D. Durbin, Jr. 91, of Kendallville died Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He has lived in this area for 55 years, coming from South Bend.

He was a graduate of South Bend Riley High School.

Mr. Durbin had worked for Studebaker in South Bend, McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville, and retired as plant manager and superintendant for United Technologies.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville, Kendallville Masonic Lodge 276, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne.

Faye enjoyed his family and was handy with woodworking.

He was born February 23, 1925, in South Bend to Faye D. Durbin, Sr. and Dorothy (Gruwell) Durbin.

On September 17, 1949, in South Bend he married Patricia A. Morrical. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2013.

Surviving are three daughters, Pamela (Terry) Baker of Columbia City, Teri (Kim) Rider of Kendallville, and Cindy Benassi of South Bend; four sons, Don (Judi) Durbin, of Kendallville, Jeffrey (Sally) Durbin of Angola, Scott (Ruth) Durbin of Kendallville, and Brent (Lynn) Durbin of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Benassi; and a sister, Margaret Smoak.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Father James Stoyle of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Calling is Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home, with a Masonic Lodge service at 7:30 p.m. Calling will also be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, Noble Branch for palliative care.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Jack Butler
October 19th, 2016 10:43pm
White Lake, MI

Brent, So sorry to hear of your loss of your father. My thought are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Brad Horchem
October 18th, 2016 6:34pm

Brent and family, Sorry to hear about your father’s passing. It’s always hard to let our loved ones go. Remember all of the good times you had with your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Brad

Rudy Studd
October 18th, 2016 5:54pm
Shelby, OH

Brent & family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You all will be kept in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff & Kathy Carr
October 18th, 2016 12:29pm
Rockford, IL

Brent & Lynn, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Lord be with You and your family

Jeff Szink
October 17th, 2016 4:50pm
North Canton, OH

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father Brent.

Don Willard
October 17th, 2016 3:40am
Bloomington, IL

Our sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed Peters & Sue Warren
October 17th, 2016 12:42am
Honor, MI

Brent & Lynn: So sorry to learn of your fathers passing. We certainly have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Beth Clark
October 16th, 2016 12:47pm

I'm deeply sorry for your loss and know he is with God right now. I send my sincere condolences for the entire Durbin family.

October 15th, 2016 1:59pm


Chad Adams
October 14th, 2016 5:17pm
Cincinnati, OH

Thoughts and prayers the family... sorry for your loss.

Harold&Barb Deines
October 14th, 2016 3:28pm
Greenville, Mi

So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Please accept our condolences and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Dawn McCreery
October 13th, 2016 2:43pm
Rome City

Just saw this. Our best to you all. From the old neighborhood. Steve

Dennis & Patsy Boehler
October 13th, 2016 12:08am

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

Leeann (Bruce )Atkinson
October 12th, 2016 3:53am

What a great fella Worked at Kelseys yrs ago And met him again at Dr.Flenars office.Will be missed .

Tim Fisher
October 12th, 2016 12:46am
Fremont In

Sorry Scott for your loss, wish I could be there for you and your family.

Ken Wilcoxson
October 11th, 2016 6:52pm
Auburn, IN

Scott, sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our prayers. God bless.

Doug Kelly
October 11th, 2016 5:49pm
Angola, IN

Scott, you and your family are in my Prayers, may the Lord comfort you in this time of loss. .

Tim Smith
October 11th, 2016 1:59pm
Fort Wayne

Don, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My condolences.

Bill LeMonnier
October 11th, 2016 1:45pm
Tinley Park, IL

Our condolences on Faye's passing. Each of you are in our family's thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Jeannie Smoak
October 11th, 2016 1:59am
Millersville, Maryland

We are really glad that we were able to spend the last days with your father and my uncle. He was a great man and we loved him very much. He will be greatly missed by all.

Nancy Carmichael
October 10th, 2016 11:56pm
South Bend, Indiana

A life well-lived by a man well-loved. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Katie Riegle-Hickner
October 10th, 2016 6:51pm
West Lafayette, in

To all of the Durbin's, Morrical's and Riegle's, Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. May the Stars shine bright on you from above. I will always remember his dry sense of humor, smile, and times at the lake. God bless. Katie and family

Jim and Chris Ebert
October 10th, 2016 2:04pm
Fort Wayne

We are sorry to hear of your Dad passing. May God be with all the family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Marty Ogren
October 10th, 2016 12:50pm
Notre Dame

Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet him. We will keep him and your family in our prayers.

María Carmen Tricot
October 10th, 2016 3:46am
Montevideo. Uruguay

I enjoyed a lot his kindness, tendeness and respect. I shared almost a year with the family.... coming from other country, another culture, another language.... I always felt him closed and willing yo help, to understand, to share. A very nice person whom you could easily love... Rest in peace. I ve be en honored yo meet you Dad. You will always be in my heart.

Dee Mari Moore
October 9th, 2016 3:22pm
North Manchester

We are so sorry to hear your father, grandfather, and great grandfather has passed on. Even though he is now in a better place, the great loss remains deep. Wishing you faith, hope, and love to comfort you and bring you peace in the seasons of change ahead.