We remember these members who had contributed so much to our organization
LARRY A. LEE (54 year member)
LARRY A. LEE, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. He was welcomed into life by his parents, Russel T. and Mary E. Lee. Larry learned the value of hard work early in his life, holding many jobs during his middle and high school years. Larry graduated New Haven High School in 1960, then joined the Marine Corps Reserves, attaining the rank of Corporal. He worked at International Harvester prior to starting the #166 Plumber / Pipefitter apprenticeship, after which he started his 32 year career with Shambaugh & Son. During his Tenure there, Larry supervised many large mechanical projects all over the Midwest. From 1982 to 2016, Larry and his wife, Mary, also owned and operated two mobile home parks. Upon his retirement from Shambaugh in 2004, Larry bought a small farm in Roanoke, affectionately known as the "Clubhouse" by his grandsons, Jared and Adam, where he taught them love of the outdoors. Larry's greatest joy was watching his grandsons' sporting events, especially St. Charles and Bishop Dwenger football. Larry's sense of adventure was epitomized by his love of all things outdoors and power sports, especially hunting, fast cars, his many motorcycles, which he rode in all 48 lower states and most recently UTV's, truly enjoying the mountain trails which he rode with his friends in Appalachia. Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary; son, Shane (Becky); grandsons, Jared and Adam. Also surviving are sister, Jaclyn (Mike) Stevermer; sisters-in-law, Judy and Ann McLaughlin, Susan Badenhorst and Margaret Williams; brother-in-law, James McLaughlin; as well as many nieces and nephews. Larry's cherished friends, Tish and John Bishop, and their children (Kendra / Kevin Miranda and Adam / Kelsey Bishop) and their families held a special place in his heart. He was preceded in death by his beloved and beautiful daughter, Shannon, in 2006; as well as his parents.Providing Larry's care at home during his courageous battle with brain cancer were his loving wife, devoted son and care giving angel, Tish. In keeping with Larry's private nature, funeral services will be only for immediate family and a few close friends at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, with burial at Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to St. Charles and Bishop Dwenger tuition assistance funds or the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com
ARLIN D. FILLER (58 year member)
Arlin D. Filler, 91, of Fort Wayne, died March 24, 2021 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Arlin was born August 5, 1929 in Fort Wayne, and was the son of the late Orville and Florence Filler. Arlin served our country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was senior plumber at Midwestern Mechanical Contractors, and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #166. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marclyn; sons, Kenneth (Virginia) Filler of Auburn, IN, Craig (Gloria) Filler of Fort Wayne, IN, and Jeffrey (Denise) Filler of OH; 8 grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren; son-in-law, Kevin Smith; . Arlin was preceded in death by his daughter, Arlene Smith. Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm, Monday, March 29, 2021 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave with calling from 11 am to 1 pm prior. Face covering is required and social distancing will be followed. Entombment will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.