Charles D. (Chuck) Frain

March 11, 1932 - June 05, 2012

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Charles D. “Chuck” Frain, 80, of Kendallville died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 11:45 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was a lifetime area resident. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a life member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Mr. Frain retired from Barkey Tool and Die in Avilla as a tool and die maker.

Chuck enjoyed nature, being outdoors, fishing, and ice boating. He dearly loved his family.

He was born March 11, 1932, in Wolcottville to Charles A. and Mary Alice (Sparrow) Frain.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Denny Walker of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Peggy Frain of Kendallville; two granddaughters, Sarah Walker and Rachel Walker; a sister, Sharon Oliver of Rome City; and his companion, Flora Rowe of Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, George Frain, Bud Frain, Herman Frain, and Rex Frain and two sisters, Mary Pierce and Hazel Samples.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Osborn Cemetery on County Road 300 S in Clearspring Township, Valentine. Honor guard services will be provided by Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and Rome City American Legion Post 381.

Pallbearers will be members of VFW Post 2749.

There will be no visitation.

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

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Arlene (Beanie Biddle) Taylor
June 23rd, 2012 6:37am

Chuck, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He used to come into Chronisters and then Walgreens where I helped him with his photos. Really nice man! I hope all of the photos help comfort you and your family somewhat at this very sad time.

Laura Hammel Bailey
June 12th, 2012 1:42am
kendallville In

Vicki, Chuck and families-I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have such fond memories of growing up and family being good friends. Your Dad was a wonderful man and will be missed. I pray that you find peace and comfort. Love Laura

Keith & Wendy Bradley
June 7th, 2012 8:32pm
Spring Hill, TN

When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. You are in our prayers.

Jay & Susan Frymier
June 7th, 2012 7:19pm
Fort Wayne, IN

So sorry to hear about your Dad; our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace.

Ralph and Suzi
June 7th, 2012 2:53pm
St. Marys, Georgia

Sorry we cannot be there for your time of remembering.

James and Laura (Witham) Owen
June 7th, 2012 1:42pm
Albion, Indiana

Sincere condolences to the Chuck Frain Family and Friends. We grew up with Chuck and his family, he was friends of my late parents Ben Witham and Esther Witham Fry. God Be With You in your time of grief.

Brad Fordham
June 7th, 2012 12:35pm
Fort Wayne, IN

My deepest sympathies and condolences with your family. I am praising with you that he accepted Jesus Christ! Denny was happy to share that with us at work.

Tom and Jane Hulen
June 7th, 2012 12:56am

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time - Blessings, Tom and Jane