Steven Fought

March 21, 1944 - November 21, 2016

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Steven D. Fought, 72, of Wolcottville died Monday, November 21, 2016, at 9:33 a.m. in his residence. He had been diagnosed with cancer in October.

He was a lifetime area resident.

Mr. Fought honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381.

He retired as a supervisor from Liberty Homes in Syracuse.

Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching his grandchildren play baseball and football. He was a diehard Chicago Bears fan, and loved four-wheeling in Kentucky.

He was born March 21, 1944, in LaGrange to Gerald and Evelyn (Wiler) Fought.

On August 25, 1979, in Topeka he married Kathy S. Smith. She survives in Wolcottville.

Also surviving are five daughters, Teresa (Don) Smith of Wolcottville, Tonya (Mike) Holcomb of Kimmell, Tracy (Stan) Wiley of Ligonier, Jae Lynne Fought of Kendallville, and Ashley Fought of Wolcottville; ten grandchildren, Stephanie Eckler, Reb ecca Eckler, Shannon Eckler, Bobbie Sue Eckler, Natasha (Michael) Handshoe, Steven Bussie, Tanner Fought, Turner Patrick, Hannah Musser, and Noah Musser; nine step-grandchildren, Zach Bussie, Erin Waggnor, Zach Smith, Kayla Smith, Megan Holcomb, Matt Holcomb, Chase Holcomb. Drew Wiley, and Daniel Wiley; 12 great-grandchildren; and three brothers-in-law, Thomas Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Douglas (Kim) Smith of San Antonio, Texas, and Ron Kruman of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Dennis Fought.

There will be no services or calling.

Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Noble Home Health & Hospice, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Guest Book

November 28th, 2016 7:35pm
Baltimore, MD

Dear Fought family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Steven. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at Search:Comfort.

Barbara Trittipo Fought
November 23rd, 2016 9:17pm
Winter Haven, FL

My prayers are with the family. So many memories of Steve & "Tiny". Plus, that sweet girl as my flower girl in Topeka in 1971.

Larry Waldron
November 23rd, 2016 3:09am
Goshen Indiana

Steve and I were neighbors. I lived in the home to the south. We ran around together when we were young. My heart goes out to the family.

Beth Harp
November 23rd, 2016 2:24am

Thinking of you all Love, Beth

Deb and Glen
November 22nd, 2016 5:44pm
Fort Wayne

Our thoughts and prayers are with you