George Dupree

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George Cloyd Dupree Feb. 25, 1919 - Mar. 13, 2014 GOSHEN - George Cloyd Dupree, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Bristol and Middlebury, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 surrounded by family and his companion. He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Trafalgar, IN to John William and Jennie (Sledge) Dupree. He married Nora (Brandenberger) Dupree on June 29, 1958, who died March 30, 2000. He is survived by daughter, Deanna (William Collins) Dupree Klosinski, of Petoskey, MI, son, Terry (Grace) Carling-Kelly of Dubuque, Iowa, sister, Ruby Jones of North Vernon, IN; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mark Banninger) Klosinski, John Klosinski, Robert (Nicole) Klosinski, and Lara (Greg McMillian) Klosinski; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Klosinski, Dylan Klosinski, Rylee Klosinski, and Taryn Klosinski, companion, Virginia Miller of Goshen, IN, two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Linda, siblings, Opal, Louis, Mabel, William, Bertha, Alma, Henry, Virgil, Margaret, Allen, Ralph, and Deanna, and Terry's mother, Gertrude (Todd) Dupree. George was a WW II veteran serving in the Navy. He worked at Bendix, South Bend, as a mechanic, and at the First National Bank, Goshen, as a courier. He was a member of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, Goshen, VFW Post 985, American Legion Post 30, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Bendix Union Local #9. He was an American Red Cross blood donor for 60 years, and volunteered as a Red Coat for 3082 hours at IU Health Goshen Hospital and at the Greencroft Rehabilitation Center for 20 years. George loved fixing machines and motors in his workshop, gardening -- especially his beautiful roses and strawberries, traveling in his Holiday Rambler to Florida and northern Michigan and the UP and the North Channel, ON, and trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Iowa, and, most recently, by train to Missouri, California and Oregon. Visitation will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana with a service following at 3 p.m. Pastor Harold Knight of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church will officiate. Burial will be at Clinton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, or . Online condolences may be left at www.rrefh.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 18, 2014
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