Jack E. DeBolt

June 04, 1932 - March 14, 2013

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Obituary

Service: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11 a.m in St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville

Calling: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 6-8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
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Jack Edward DeBolt, 80, of Wolcottville died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 7:59 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He has lived in this area since 1987, coming from Fort Wayne.

He honorably served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was a medic while in Korea.

Mr. DeBolt retired in 1989 as the manager of maintenance at NIPSCO in Fort Wayne.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, AMVETS, the Forty & Eight, and the Kendallville Eagles Lodge. He was active in the Boy Scouts when his sons were young. He also served as the Association President of the Springwood Addition in Fort Wayne.

Jack was a proud member of the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. He volunteered at Parkview Noble Hospital, and enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He was a fan of Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Colts football. Jack dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed being with his family.

He was born June 4, 1932, in Fort Wayne to Raymond Carl and Mabel L. (Wiswell) DeBolt. On December 4, 1954, in Fort Wayne he married Betty J. Swift, his high school sweetheart.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. DeBolt of Wolcottville; two daughters, Jacqueline Ann (Charles) O達rien of Fishers and Diane Kay (Robert) Hermann of Fort Wayne; two sons, Stephen Robert (Roberta) DeBolt of Fort Wayne and David William DeBolt of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren, Michelle Zahm, Christopher Glasgow, Lindsey Dillon, Amie DeBolt, Angela Patterson, David DeBolt, Michael O達rien, Emily DeBolt, and Matthew O達rien; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (Clyde) Smith of Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert DeBolt and Richard DeBolt; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Zahm.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Robert Shriner officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Gardens, Fort Wayne.

Honor guard services will be provided by Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Casketbearers will be Christopher Glasgow, David DeBolt, Michael O達rien, Matthew O達rien, Marc Zahm, and Dan Patterson.

Calling is Monday, March 18, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and one hour prior to services at the church.

Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church or to the donor痴 choice.

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

Guest Book

G A MACDONALD ASSOCIATES INC
March 19th, 2013 10:54am
Fort Wayne

Betty, You and Jack have been long time friends and clients. Jack will be missed. Please let us know if we can be of any help. Greg MacDonald

Greg Brown
March 19th, 2013 9:53am
Rome City

To Betty and family sorry for your loss Jack was a good man and will be missed God Bless Greg Brown

Susan
March 19th, 2013 9:42am
Indianapolis

Much love to Jackie and her family. God Bless you. From your friends at Celadon. Sheila, Susan, Lisa, Kathy, Gjyuan and your entire team. xo

Joe & Jane Rouse
March 18th, 2013 6:12pm
Kendallville

Dear Betty & family, We are saddened to learn of Jack's passing. We have been lifting you and the family up to the Lord, and will continue to do so. We have appointments on Tuesday, otherwise we would attend the funeral. God be with you dearheart.

Andrea Sumney and family
March 18th, 2013 12:50pm
Fort Wayne, IN

To Jack's family, May God lay His hand upon you and comfort you in this time of loss. He brought many smiles to my face during the days I cared for him. Our prayers and thoughts are always with your family through this difficult time. Much love, Andrea Sumney LPN and family

Jerry & Marsha Macdonald
March 18th, 2013 11:20am
Fort Wayne

Betty, we are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deb Fritz Butler
March 18th, 2013 10:24am
Fort Wayne,IN

To All the Debolt Family Im so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, just remember you have many Great Memories to keep with you in your hearts. May God Bless and Be With You All.

Dawnna Plummer
March 18th, 2013 10:03am

Diane, Sending you my prayers and love. So sorry for your loss.

Charlie & Eva Hayner
March 16th, 2013 7:46pm

Betty: Just a short note to tell you how sorry we were to hear of Jacks passing. He will be missed by many. We are still in Florida but our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We'll see you when we get home. Love Charlie and Eva

Nicole Inman Houtz
March 16th, 2013 4:45pm

I'm sorry for you lose. It's said to see all of the gang passing on. Jack was a great guy with a big voice. I'll always remember him my dad and the rest of them watching IU basketball and screaming at the tv

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
March 16th, 2013 11:49am
VINCENNES,INDIANA

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADE AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Becky and John Glasgow
March 16th, 2013 10:50am
Fort Wayne, IN

Betty and the DeBolt family, we are so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of family gatherings with the DeBolt family. Jack will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Sean O'Brien
March 16th, 2013 9:29am
Carmel, IN

Jack was a great individual who throughly enjoyed his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Tom and Jane Hulen
March 15th, 2013 6:07pm
Wolcottville

Betty and family, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you - Jack will be missed by all - we have such fond memories of Jack and will keep them with us always - Blessings, Tom and Jane