Reece F. (Frank) Armstrong

March 07, 1953 - August 27, 2012

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Reece Franklin “Frank” Armstrong, 59, of Kendallville died Monday, August 27, 2012, at 4:35 p.m. in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center, Kendallville.

He had resided in this area most of his life, coming from West Virginia. He was a 1971 graduate of Garrett High School.

Frank was a U.S. Army veteran. He has been in the printing industry since high school, and most recently worked as a printing foreman at Kendallville Custom Printing in Kendallville.

He was a member of the Wolcottville Lions Club and American Legion Post 381, Rome City.

He was born March 7, 1953, in Pineville, West Virginia, to James Elmore and Jacqueline (Phillips) Armstrong. On February 14, 2003, in Kendallville he married Carol A. Hall. She survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are a stepson, Sean (Samantha) Masters of Huntertown; a stepdaughter, Ashley (Henry) Hatfield of Fort Wayne; one step grandchild; four brothers, Mike Armstrong of Oklahoma, Gary (Terri) Armstrong of Massachusetts, Randy (Debi) Armstrong of South Carolina, and Dave Armstrong of Angola; a sister, Nila (Bob) Saunders of Fort Wayne; and his stepfather, Herbert J. Brogan of Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Elmore Armstrong, and his mother, Jacqueline Armstrong Brogan.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 31, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Lloyd Harlan officiating. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett.

Military graveside services will be provided by Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday.

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Larry & Kathy Baker
August 29th, 2012 11:01pm
Garrett, IN

Carol, Our prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if we can help in any way.

August 29th, 2012 4:55pm

Carol and Family, I'm truly sorry for your loss, but hope you find peace in knowing how very much you were loved and that you were the light of his life, as he was yours. I leave you with this... Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear... you will always have his heart for you carry it in yours. Blessings to you and all those Frank's life touched~ Britt Nodine

Tom and Evie Kleeman
August 29th, 2012 12:26pm
Garrett, IN

Our thoughts are with you, Carol, and your family during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss of Frank.

Joan & Tom Subzda
August 29th, 2012 4:08am
Rome City, IN.

To The Family, You couldn't fine a better man like Frank. He would play jokes on you and was a good man to work under. We had some good times when we worked together. He was a good husband to Carol and step childen. He was good to everyone and always had a smile. He is with God now and he will be looking down on us, and he would look down on me and say little bit what you up to now. I would say TROUBLE.y

Laura Hammel Bailey
August 29th, 2012 2:50am

Carol-I am just so sorry for your loss. This just broke my heart when I heard of Frank's passing. Frank was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I loved working with him and you too. I am praying the you find peace in knowing that he is at home with the lord. I wish I could be there but we are having a funeral for my brother-in-law. My love goes out to you and your family.