Charles Farmer

July 05, 1928 - September 03, 2013

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Service: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Calling: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home where there will be a Masonic Lodge service at 8 p.m. Calling also one hour prior to service on Friday
Charles Elvin Farmer, 85, of Kendallville died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 11:23 a.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He has lived in this area since 1976, coming from Fort Wayne.

Mr. Farmer served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with two bronze campaign stars, the United Nations Service Medal, two overseas bars, and a meritorious unit commendation.

He retired in 1981 after 36 years with International Harvester Corporation/Navistar in Fort Wayne, where he was an inspector.

He was a member of the Kendallville Masonic Lodge 276 for 55 years and a life member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and tying flies.

He was born July 5, 1928, in Weston, Ohio, to Charles Elvin and Bernice Elizabeth (Edgar) Farmer. On June 16, 1951, in Churubusco, he married Phyllis Hazen. She survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Janet Farmer of Auburn and Randall and Brenda Farmer of Kendallville; seven grandchildren, Sam Farmer of Montpelier, Ohio, Jeremy Masters of Garrett, Angel Sells of Kendallville, Ashley Masters of Kendallville, Bernice Farmer of Auburn, Brandi Ross of LaGrange, and Marcus Farmer of Kendallville; 11 great-grandchildren, Taylor Sells, Katlyn Sells, Miranda Sells, Floyd Michael Sells, Elizabeth Sells, Sierra Farmer, Heaven O’Neal, Jerrod Sawyer, Sapphire Sawyer, Aleigh Gulley, and Colin Masters; and a sister, Elaine Bowers of Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Masters; and a brother, Roger Farmer.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

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

Pallbearers will be members of Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Calling is Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home where there will be a Masonic Lodge service at 8 p.m. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Humane Society of Noble County, or to the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Brandy Molina
September 19th, 2013 4:01pm

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Suzanne Zuehsow
September 6th, 2013 1:12pm

Phyllis, I was sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I often think of you and our quilting group. Love Suzanne

Nancy Cluster
September 6th, 2013 12:17am

To Randy Farmer and Family Thinking of you during difficult time.

Michael Farmer
September 5th, 2013 7:33pm
Auburn Indiana

I would like to send our condolences to all of your family from all of our family here in De Kalb County, Emily, Sally, and her family, and Me, Michael and our family. My God be with you. Michael Farmer

Janeen Longfellow
September 5th, 2013 1:49pm
Noble County Extension Office

We are offering condolences to the family of Charles Farmer from your "family" at the Noble County Extension Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Tom and Jane Hulen
September 4th, 2013 9:23pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you - we have so m any fond memories of Charlie - he will be missed by many. Blessings, Tom and Jane