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Former Lapel resident, David E. "Dave" Huffman, 88, Cape Coral, Florida, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Mary Ann Hatch Hope Hospice in Cape Coral following an extended illness.
He was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Anderson to Earnest Leonard and Mary Elizabeth (Brockmeier) Huffman.
Dave was graduated from Lapel High School in 1947, and he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Japan with the occupation forces after World War II.
He retired from the former Delco Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson after more than 30 years of employment.
David was a member of the Lapel American Legion Post 212. After retirement, he was an avid camper and enjoyed his home in Cape Coral, Fla., where he often played cards with friends. Dave had been an avid reader and fisherman his entire life.
He is survived by three children, Sherry Warrum, of Lapel, Cindy (husband, Tom) Stephenson, of Anderson, and David (wife, Sandy) Huffman, of Fishers; grandchildren, Dennis McGlacken (Jaimie Reddick), of Lapel, Shelley Hogan, of Lapel, Matt Warrum, of Indianapolis, Josh Warrum, of Lapel, Brian (wife, Jennifer) Stephenson, of Indianapolis, Kevin (wife, Mollie) Stephenson, of Lapel, Jamie (wife, Kelly) Huffman, of Pendleton, Jeff (wife, Amie) Huffman, of Cameron, N.C., and Lisa Oldham, of Pendleton; 15 great-grandchildren; his significant other, Margaret Rowe, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister, Rosie Duffitt, of Lapel.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Huffman Ruth; his wife, Lucille (Klinefelter); a brother, Harold Huffman; and a sister, Carolyn Huffman.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery where the Lapel American Legion Post will conduct military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from noon to service Friday, May 26, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 23, 2017
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