Lewie Dale Slone
December 22, 1947 - May 22, 2021
Friday, May 28, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel
Friday, May 28, 2:00 PM
Lewie Dale Slone, 73, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Saturday, May 22, 2021 of ALS. While he always considered Kendallville home, he spent his final years in the loving care of his daughter’s family in Toledo, Ohio.
He was born December 22, 1947, in Wayland, Kentucky, to Herbert and Daisy (Chaffins) Slone.
Lewie honorably served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army from December 11, 1967, to November 17, 1969.
Mr. Slone retired after 35 years with Kraft Foods in Kendallville where he was a welder.
Lewie was an avid runner and loved to hike and travel. He was optimistic and adventurous and ready to try new things. Always with a big smile on his face, he was liked by all who were lucky enough to meet him.
He was a lifetime member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and the Rome City American Legion Post 381. He was a member of the Veterans Honor Guard.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Theo Wenger of Toledo, Ohio; a grandson, Elijah Wenger; a sister, Carolyn Hicks of Kendallville; and his significant other, Marlene Martin of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Elvita Mullins.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.
Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.
Visitation is Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be directed to Kendallville VFW Post 2749.
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So sorry for your loss. I worked in HR/Maintenance Dept and knew Louie. He was a very kind and polite person. It was a pleasure to know him.
Although we lost touch, Louie, we will always remember the fun we had running around Noble County and Partying with the old Kraft foods group. Jenny , you have our most sincere sympathy.
Lewie, was a perfect gentleman. I worked with him at Kraft Foods many years ago. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thinking of you Jennie.
My dad, Kenny Spencer and Louie were great friends and I knew Louie and Marlene from the VFW in Kendallville. Louie and my dad shared the same disease. My dad passed in 2018. Marlene has kept in touch with our family about Louie. His smile and personality will be dearly missed by all his friends at the VFW. My husband Huey and I send our deepest condolences as we will be unable to attend the services on Friday.