L. Scott Showen

October 16, 1951 - July 04, 2019

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Sunday, July 07, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Sunday, July 07, 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


L. Scott Showen, 67, of Kendallville died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his residence.

He was born October 16, 1951, in Valparaiso to Charles Edward and Marion Anne (Beckley) Showen.

He was a 1970 graduate of East Noble High School.

Scott honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1978.

On June 8, 1971, in Kendallville he married Terry Ann Siples.

He worked as a veteran’s representative for the U.S. Government from 1989 to 2012.

He was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church. Being very active in veteran’s affairs, Scott was a member of the Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, DAV Chapter 43, the 40&8, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, 60th Virginia Civil War Re-enactment group, and was an honorary member of the American Legion Riders.

Surviving are his wife, Terry Showen of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Todd Showen and Crystal Hamann-Showen of Marienville, Pennsylvania; a grandson, Gregory Edward Showen; and a great-grandson, Luke Edward Skinner.

He was preceded in death by a son, Chad E. Showen; a sister, Sue Morr; and two brothers, Russell Lee Showen and James Edward Showen.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Reverend Jerry Burghduff officiating. Burial will be at the Indiana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Honorary pallbearers are Todd Showen, Eric Daniels, Jeff Showen, Greg Showen, and Denny Nester.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to DAV Chapter 43, Corunna.

View a video tribute after Sunday and share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Jim schmidt
July 10th, 2019 3:22pm
Fort wayne

Sorry to hear about scott. Just saw the obituary thanks to Jim crouse. Scott enjoyed working in the auburn office after transferring from fort wayne. He was the hardest working vet rep in indiana helping many veterans.

Lesa Jordan
July 9th, 2019 10:25am
Spring Lake MI

Terry and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. Scott loved you all so much. He talked about you a lot at work. He was a special guy. RIP Scooter.

Beth Hodel
July 8th, 2019 12:01am

Terry and family I am so sorry to hear the news about Scott. I will miss the old man.... I just found out today. Hugs to you young lady and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Cory Renkenberger
July 7th, 2019 9:04pm

Scott was always truly wonderful and kind to me as my first boss and as a shy kid, he helped me and encouraged me all the time. I always had a great deal of respect for him and his family, as they all treated me in the same manner. I appreciate his service to his county and all the wonderful memories I had working for him so many years ago. I am hoping that the warmest of memories of Scott are there for all of his family and friends, to keep their spirits high in this difficult time. May God bless Scott and his family.

Tom & Marlene Kelleher
July 7th, 2019 3:40pm

Family is in our prayers. Sorry, for your lose..

Fred A Lanahan
July 7th, 2019 2:07pm
Fort Wayne

Scott was a very dedicated Vet Rep for the State of Indiana. He truly made a difference for Veterans and for those of us that knew him as a coworker. May God bless Scott and his family.

Jim Crouse
July 7th, 2019 11:29am
Fort Wayne

I can hardly add much to what George Paul said, but would mention his many hours of devotion to the restoration of the tombstones of Veterans all over the area. What a great public servant! We rejoice with the family that Scott knew his Lord and Savior.

George Paul
July 7th, 2019 12:25am
Jimmerson Lake

Scott was truly an exceptional state employee as a Local Veteran’s Representative in the Auburn Work One office. I only knew Scott for a little over 10 years. After I retired from the Army back in 91’ it was Scott who helped get hired by the state. Later I actually became Scott’s boss. He was a super employee and help numerous veterans get their benefits or employment. I always believed that Scott was the best Veteran Representative of the state Department of WorkForce Development. I know he gave his “all” to help Veterans. I am blessed to have known him. God bless Scott and his family. Always remember the Scott was one of America’s BEST of our generation!😢

Tammy & Rob Cantu
July 6th, 2019 11:05pm

You will be greatly missed. I will always think of you with lots of laughs from you in my memories. Our Thoughts are with Terry who is a very special woman to me. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends.

Marge Taylor
July 6th, 2019 6:18pm
Avilla In

So sorry, Terry. May our Lord be with you. You and Scott have been such a comfort to our military for a long time.

Tammie McGee
July 6th, 2019 3:09pm

Terry, Todd and Crystal I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the pizza parties and just hanging with all of you. Scott was an awesome man and role model to so many. You all are in my prayers amd thoughts.

Ed Long & Sherri Long
July 6th, 2019 1:29pm
LaOtto, Indiana

Prayers for peace and comfort in this time of loss.

Jacki Coleman King
July 6th, 2019 1:28am
Fort Wayne, IN

My sincerest prayers of condolence to Terry and the Showen families. I am deeply saddened by this news but happy to know my friend found and accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the head of his life. I pray the family will give each other comfort and that peace will surround you as you prepare to lay Scott to rest. Scott was a great friend full of humor, strong in his beliefs, a man of real conviction, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. Scott I pray that you rest well in the arms of the Lord until we meet again.

Roger Ford
July 5th, 2019 10:15pm

What a huge loss. His contribution to the American Legion, VFW, DAV, 40 & 8 are immeasurable. He help so many vets get their benefits. He was a great advocate for veterans. A dear friend that will be greatly missed. God be with the family.

Beverly Grist
July 5th, 2019 9:49pm

I am so saddened by this! He was so sweet to me especially last Christmas! God bless y'all during this tragic loss!