Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

September 8, 2013

Glen R. Slabach

March 8, 1935-Sept. 7, 2013

SYRACUSE — Glen Richard Slabach passed away unexpectedly Saturday at the age of 78. He was at an implement auction doing what he loved.

Glen was born March 8, 1935, the son of Ervin and Naomah (Miller) Slabach in LaGrange County. On Dec. 18, 1965, he married Suzanne Yoder at Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Slabach, Syracuse; his children, Dean Slabach, Goshen, Tammy (Tom) Janes, Ligonier; a stepson, Lanny Lee Scott, North Webster; his grandsons, Clay and Chelsea Preston and Drew Preston, both of Ligonier; a stepgrandson, Andy (Kelly) Janes, Ligonier; a great-stepgrandson, Aidan Janes; his siblings, Martha (Joe) Raber, Shipshewana, Mary (Le Roy) Miller, Topeka, Katie (Crist) Miller, Topeka, Lena (Howard) Stutzman, Middlebury, and Freeman (Edna) Slabach, Shipshewana; a sister-in-law, Edna Slabach, Shipshewana; and a brother-in-law, Le Roy (La Verda) Miller, Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Ervin Slabach Jr. and Ella Miller.

Glen worked at Agriculture related jobs all his life. He worked for Pine Manor and Burger Dairy, was co-owner of Ford Tractor Sales of New Paris and owned and operated Slabach Equipment of Howe. He was then a salesman for Sherman Farm Equipment, Howe.

He was passionate about helping people and was involved in many community organizations and clubs throughout his lifetime. He began his life of community service in 1W service when he served at the Maximum Security Prison in Westville during the 1950’s. He continued to serve the community in many different ways and without ceasing. He was the Trade Show Chairman of the Indiana Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events. He served as president of the organization in 1994 and was inducted to their Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a member of the Northern Indiana Johnny Popper Two Cylinder Club and the Northern Indiana Garden Tractors Club. He was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Syracuse, Florida Fly Wheelers Club and had served on the Elkhart County 4H Fair Board. He also served as president of the LaGrange County 4H Fair Board for ten years. He was a 40 year member of the Lions Club and was involved in the New Paris, Howe and Syracuse clubs. He was also a member of the LaGrange Moose. Above all, he was a dedicated and loving family man.

A funeral service in Glen’s honor will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, Goshen. Pastor Ed Beedle of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Violet Cemetery, Goshen.  Friends and family will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. There will also be an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Syracuse Lion’s Club or Seed To Feed.

Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

 

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