Nathan Thomas Purdue

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Nathan Thomas Purdue

November 26, 1983 - January 10, 2019

Nathan Thomas Purdue Nathan Thomas Purdue, 35, of Lapel passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1983, in Anderson to Jeffrey Thomas and Vicky Lynn (Cox) Purdue.
Nathan graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 2002.
He farmed with his parents.
Nathan loved being a father and enjoyed cooking, especially on the grill and smoker. He was very fond of photographing sunsets and storms, animals and farming. He loved being around water and outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Megan Dowden; one daughter who he adored, Lauxley; a stepson, Elijah McDole; his parents; two sisters, Nikki Navalo and Amanda Schafer; his maternal grandparents, Keith and Alice Cox; his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Charlsie Purdue; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main St., Lapel, with Pastor Tad Finch officiating. Burial will follow in Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Purdue Family Fund, c/o First Merchants Bank, P. O. Box 476, Lapel, Indiana 46051-0476.
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Monday January 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scott E Hersberger Funeral Home

1010 North Main Street, Lapel, IN, USA

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Tuesday January 15, 2019

11:00 AM

Scott E Hersberger Funeral Home

1010 North Main Street, Lapel, IN, USA


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Kevin Wolf
Jan 14, 2019
I had the privilege of beginning my teaching career with Nathan being one of my original FFA members. Through many classes, club activities and trips, and day to day interactions I was able to be influenced to be a better teacher and witness the development of him becoming an incredible young man. My prayers are with his family and friends and I will miss him very much.
Lori Crawford/friend of Tamara Price
Jan 13, 2019
Vicky , So sorry about your loss. Such a good looking gentleman. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words for times like these. May God give you peace and comfort as you go through these difficult days.
Pam and Tom Friend
Jan 13, 2019
We remember Nathan from Sunday School at Markleville North Christian. He was a fine young boy who grew into a better man. We are playing for the Purdue family as they grieve their loss. My God guide you and light your way.
through this dark time.
Mindi McFarland
Jan 12, 2019
Sending my love to Megan and kids and the family! Nate was a great guy and loved his family very much.Wish I could be there but just know your Florida family loves you
Sharon (Amanda’s Sister)
Jan 12, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for the family as you grieve through this difficult time. May God bring you comfort, Jeff, Vicky, Melvin, Charlsie, Amanda, Nikki, Megan, and Lauxley. With my deepest sympathies
So sorry for your loss.
(Amanda’s sister) Sharon
Dennis & Jill Renner
Jan 12, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of your brother/son/husband/father. Saying prayers for your family.
Jesse Lowe
Jan 12, 2019
Words can not explain the sorrow and the loss of your son, father, husband, and friend. He was like a brother to me. He was taken way to soon and will be deeply missed. All our love and prayers are with the family.
Doug and Bobbie Valentine
Jan 12, 2019
Our prayers are with your family for the loss of your son.
Jeri Sandefur
Jan 12, 2019
Jeff & Vicky, I am so sorry for your loss of Nathan. Please know you are in my prayers right now.
Greg and Patty Valentine
Jan 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Such a fine young man you raised. May peace be with you.
Bill & Elaine Pappas
Jan 11, 2019
Jeff & Vicky, so,so sorry to hear of your loss of Nathan. We have always appreciated the friendship of your family. I know it isn't the same, but when our friends are hurting and grieving, we hurt and grieve with them. We want you to know that we will be praying for you. May God give you comfort and peace that only He can give.
Bill & Elaine Pappas
Colleen howell
Jan 11, 2019
I am so sorry for you loss Nicki. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.