Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 22, 2013

Charles A. Sloan

Nov. 13, 1920-May 22, 2013

GOSHEN — Charles A. Sloan, 92, died early Wednesday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

He was born Nov. 13, 1920 in Patoka, to John and Viva Myrtle (Finch) Sloan.

He married Frances Wright Feb. 4, 1949, in Princeton.

She survives along with a daughter, Sandra Kae (John C.) Benham, Cumming, Ga.; four grandchildren, John Michael Benham. St. Louis, Mo., Lisa Rice, Provo, Utah, Cindy Cook, Winter Garden, Fla., and Amy Brown, Anapamu, Calif.; two stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Henry, Perry, Joe, John Robert and Ralph Sloan; a stepbrother, George; and a stepsister, Nora Potter.

A Goshen resident since 2008, Mr. Sloan graduated from Patoka High School in 1938. He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.

A tool maker, he worked for Fisher Body, a division of General Motors in Marion for 30 years until his retirement in 1987.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion of Princeton. While living in Marion, he volunteered with many groups and served on many church committees. He was a board member of the UAW Care Share program.

He enjoyed gardening, especially raising tomatoes. He was a fan of Indiana University basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Friends may also call one hour prior to the 11 a.m. CST funeral service Tuesday at Patoka United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in Decker Cemetery, Patoka.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Goshen, or Patoka United Methodist Church.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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