John D. Updike

John D. Updike, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 2:23 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Updike graduated from Lancaster High School in 1961 and from Purdue University in 1967. He worked for the United States Army Corps of Engineers as an area manager.

He was born July 11, 1943, in Huntington to Max E. and Mary Ann Waltz Updike. He married Marsha F. Walker on June 25, 1966, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Tim A. Updike and Daniel J. (Jamie) Updike, both of Huntington; a daughter, Juatanne (Steve) Gersos, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Carol (Ron) Burns and Debra (Dorm) Baker, both of Roanoke; a brother, Joe (Teresa) Updike, of Huntington; and eight grandchildren, Siera L. Updike, of Kendallville; Sophie M. Updike, Hollyn M. Updike, Ada M. Updike and Silas J. Updike, all of Huntington; PV2 Brock M. Updike, of Fort Stewart, GA; and Ethan I. Gersos and Noah D. Gersos, both of Fort Wayne.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salamonie Church of the Brethren, 2662W-600S, Warren.

Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross or Children of St. Labre Indian School, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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