David L. Siples

May 06, 1951 - January 15, 2012

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David Lee Siples, 60, of Kendallville died Sunday, January 15, 2012, in his residence.

He was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1971, where he participated in football, wrestling, and track.

David was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era.

He was a truck driver, having worked for Hudson Trucking and Tennessee Steel Haulers.

David was born May 6, 1951, in Auburn to Dale Eugene and Elsie Elizabeth (Wertman) Siples.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Adam Powers of Wawaka; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Amber Siples of Wolcottville and Daniel and Courtney Siples of Kendallville; his mother, Elsie Tallent of Arkansas; and three sisters, Terry and Scott Showen of Kendallville, Judy and Larry Ober of Albion, and Billie and Harry Swick of Wolcottville.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Robert Muller of Restoration Lutheran Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery near Rome City. Honor guard services will be provided by Kendallville VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 381; and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is Friday from noon to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

View a video tribute after Friday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Roy and Gina Kuhns
January 21st, 2012 6:32pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Sending our sympathy to the Family. Roy and Gina Kuhns

Harold & Melind Hasselman
January 20th, 2012 5:11pm
New Haven, IN 46774

We are sorry that we could not make the funeral but Harold has pneumonia and I have a sinus infection. We are so sorry to hear about David.He is in our prayers. Harold & Melinda

Regan Ford
January 19th, 2012 8:09pm

I remember Dave in elementary school being a mountain of a man! His size and strength made him a giant among the rest of us. Yet, Dave had a big heart. He protected the weak while taking on those who would dare to challenge him. I really think Dave knew no fear. After high school I don't think I saw Dave again for some 20 years or more. I will always remember him the way I described him here...a "mountain of a man with a BIG heart". May GOD hold his soul in His loving arms forever!

Donalf J Curtis
January 19th, 2012 11:52am

Thank You for your service to our country. Rest in peace.

Emily, Jim & Journey Speakman
January 18th, 2012 2:33am

Though he hasn't been my step-father for awhile now, he has always had a place in my heart. I wish for my brother Dan and his sister and brother for peace and comfort during this hard time. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and the rest of the family also. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Barbara Handshoe and Jess patterson
January 17th, 2012 11:04pm
Kendallville In

I'm very sorry for your loss. Know that you all are in my prayers. I also pray that peace and comfort are placed apon you knowing that hes in heaven.

Jennifer McKinley Pulver
January 17th, 2012 4:32pm

Uncle David, you will be missed greatly. You were the kindest most giving man that I have ever met. Rest in peace.

Rick& Kyle Pratt
January 17th, 2012 12:04am

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary Rhame
January 16th, 2012 11:13pm
Brookeland, Texas

My prayers are with you at this time. I know that losing your father is difficult. Hold onto the memories that you created and shared they will help you get through this time. Stay close to one another and your mother, she can comfort you. Remember that soon God promises that death will be no more and we will not have to suffer such sadness when his kingdom comes. Revelation 21:3,4

Linda Tackett Capocy
January 16th, 2012 9:23pm
Mesa, Arizona

So sorry to hear of David's passing. Prayers for comfort in your time of need.