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Name: Keith E. Cleland (Nickname = Sonny)
Spouse: Joyce A. Menzie Cleland
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Birthdate: July 30, 1928   
Date of Death: November 23, 2010  
       

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Keith E. "Sonny" Cleland, 82, of rural Larwill died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Miller's Merry Manor where he had been a resident since September.

He was born July 30, 1928 in Columbia City, Indiana a son of Carl and Ester Cleland. He spent his formative years in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School.

Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a corporal in the Korean War.

On February 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Menzie. The made their home outside of Larwill.

He was employed by Whitley Products, Columbia City and then Pierceton for 45 years. He retired as a foreman in 1989. He was a member of American Legion Post 98 and an avid Notre Dame fan.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce; two children, Debbie Thornhill, New Castle and David Cleland, South Whitley; four grandchildren, Andrew R. Cleland, South Whitley, Adam Ressler, Spencerville, Vanessa (Billy) Anderson, Fort Wayne and Annie (Chad) Tipmore, Sarasota, FL.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Rosalie VanWey preceded him in death.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials may be made to Parkview Whitley Home Health and Hospice.
 
Last Updated: 11-27-2010 Alumni ID: 12212
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