Merrill 'Lynn' Dafforn

Merrill “Lynn” Dafforn, 79, of Markle, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Dafforn had worked for 22 years at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1984.  He then was a farrier for 30 years, retiring in 2015.  He was a 1957 graduate of East Union High School in Wells County. He later served in the United States Air Force during the Berlin Crisis, serving from 1961 to 1962.  

He was a member of the Zanesville United Brethren in Christ Church, and the former VFW in Markle. He was a charter member of the Indiana Farriers Association. He donated more than 32 gallons of blood during his lifetime to help others.

He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Allen County to Vernon and Mary (Jones) Dafforn. He married Caryl A. Habegger on Sept. 16, 1961, in Ossian, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jana Conover, of Des Plaines, IL;  two sons, Erik (Kezia Endsley) Dafforn, of Carmel, and Scott Dafforn, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Dan (Marjoria) Dafforn, of Fort Wayne, and Jack (Pat) Dafforn, of Ossian; and four grandchildren, Alex, Piper, Ryan and Christopher.

Calling is Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Zanesville United Brethren In Christ Church, 3092 W. Broadway, Zanesville, with Rev. Tom Datema officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.

Memorials are to the Zanesville United Brethren in Christ Church or to the American Heart Association. Both can be sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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