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Wilbur D. Huffman, 88, Carmel, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 10:46 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Magnolia Springs Assisted Living in Carmel. He was born March 7, 1929, in Alta, Iowa. He was the son of the late John Ellsworth and Emma Erma (Mohn) Huffman. On March 1, 1953, in Columbus, he married Elizabeth Poffenberger, and she survives.
Wilbur was a 1946 graduate of Columbus High School and a 1956 graduate of Purdue University, where he received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. In between high school and college, Wilbur served with the United States Army, earning the rank of P.F.C. from 1951-1952. He retired in 1992 from Delco Electronics after 36 years of service. Wilbur was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Kiwanis, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Meals on Wheels, and the Community Garden Club. He loved watching Purdue football and basketball, and golfing.
Wilbur is survived by his children, Gail (Joe) Dalton, Westfield, Bryce (Ellen) Huffman, Huntersville, North Carolina, and Craig (Janine) Huffman, Westfield; grandchildren, Megan (Adam) Gowan, Athens, Alabama, Kaitlyn Dalton, Schaumburg, Illinois, Norma (Jeff) Hanson, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jason (Nina) Barnes, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jacob (Amanda) Huffman, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Zachary Huffman, St. Louis, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Olivia, and Audrey Gowan, Athens, Alabama, Hailey Barwick, Durham, North Carolina, and Vance Barwick, Charlotte, North Carolina, Hannah Barnes, and Kiersten Barnes, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; stepgrandchildren, Meliah, Ian, Dainon, and Natalie Wray, Westfield; and sister, Barbara (Dave) O'Brien, Goodyear, Arizona.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Irving Huffman.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd. E., Kokomo, with Pastors William Allison and Barry Akers officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on October 31, 2017
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