Obituary, Richard Clement Fink

Richard Clement Fink, 90

Muncie – Richard Clement Fink, age 90, of Muncie, went to Heaven to be with the Lord, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Morrison Woods Healthcare Campus, Muncie.

Born on April 17, 1925 in Licking County, Ohio, he was the son of H. Russell and Helen (Loughman) Fink. Richard has been a Delaware County resident since 1941, when he moved here with his family, at age fourteen.

Richard attended Harrison Township High School and graduated with the Class of 1947, after having served in the U.S. Navy during WW II from September 1943 to May of 1946, when he was honorably discharged.

Richard was recalled to active duty in September of 1951 during the Korean Conflict, and served at Great Lakes, Illinois, until October of 1952, when he was honorably discharged again from the Navy. He served in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Franklin CV-13 and was a plank owner. He also served on the U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 and was in Tokyo Bay on August 7, 1945 when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Richard worked as a manufacturing engineer at Borg Warner Automotive for forty-one years, until his retirement in 1994.

His memberships include Warner Gear Sympathy Club and Ball Memorial Hospital Volunteer, where he accumulated over 15,000 hours of service. He also attended North Side Church of the Nazarene in Muncie.

Richard and his wife Wanda were presented with the VIVA award in 2015. He also went on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his son Bill in April of 2015.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-six years, Wanda E. Fink of Muncie; a son, William (Gale) Fink of Yorktown; daughters, Gloria Randall of Sevierville, TN and Brenda Webster of Muncie; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Russell Fink; grandson, Allen Webster; brothers, Kenneth and Robert Fink; and sons-in-law, Jim Webster and James Randall.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. Indiana 3, Muncie.

Funeral services for Richard will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the funeral home with calling one hour prior to service.

Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delaware County Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.

Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to I.U. Health Ball Memorial Cardiac Unit or to North Side Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences may be made at www.gardenviewfuneralhome.com. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarpress/obituary.aspx?n=richard-clement-fink&pid=175565158&fhid=14521&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.2LKI1rg6.dpuf

Obituary, Otis W. “Pete” Pickett

Otis W. “Pete” Pickett

94, passed away in Bradenton, Florida on Monday, August 24, 2015, where he had resided since 2006. Otis was born and raised in the Indianapolis area. During WWII, Otis proudly served his country in the US Navy. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) and was aboard during the kamikaze attack of March 19, 1945.

In 1959, Pete founded Precision Balancing Company in Indianapolis. The company would later be owned and operated by his son, Robert Pickett, and currently by the third generation of the Pickett family, his grandson, Joseph Pickett.

Otis is survived by his son, Robert (Sandra) Pickett of Indianapolis; his daughter, Patricia Pickett Lindstrand; 3 grandchildren, Steven (Mary) Pickett, Joseph (Lisa) Pickett and Charlene (Richard) Jones; and 6 great-grandchildren. Otis was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 70 years, Julia Plew Pickett.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, Indiana 46069, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be presented to The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. www.allchildrenfirst.org – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=otis-w-pickett-pete&pid=175649717&fhid=14553&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.dz5URXcl.dpuf