In memory of
LESTER K. SHEETS
LESTER K. SHEETS, 90, of Fort Wayne, former of Churu busco, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Werner, N.D., he was a son of Kenneth and Ocie (Hallock) Sheets. His family moved to Fort Wayne in 1935 where he spent his formative years and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1944. He then graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1947. Lester served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was married in Columbia City on Nov. 23, 1947, to Doris R. Leedy. The couple moved from Butler to Churubusco in 1951. Lester worked for Sonday Funeral Home from 1951 until he purchased the funeral home in 1960. He retired on Jan. 1, 1990. He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church and served in a variety of civic and professional organizations in Churubusco. Lester is survived by his six children, Paul Miller, Dr. Douglas (Kay) Sheets, Terry Sheets, Diane (Curt) Bair, Debra (Scott) Davis, and Timothy (Jennifer) Sheets; 16 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Sheets; a sister, Mildred Mabee. Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with calling one hour prior. Pastors Berry Faucett and Corinne Boroff-Stucker officiating. Calling also from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will follow service at Eel River Cemetery, Allen County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Colton Sheets Leukemia Fund in c/o Tim Sheets. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.sheetsandchilds.com
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