GARY L. HERSHBERGER, 61, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Ind., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Foley, Ala. He was born June 8, 1952 in Fort Wayne, the son of Merritt and Geraldine (Heiser) Hershberger, they preceded him in death. Gary was a graduate of Fort Wayne North Side High School. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was the owner of the Auburn Town Tavern, Auburn for the last 31 years, and also was co-owner of Shorty's Steakhouse in Garrett the past seven years. He is survived by his two children, Cody Hershberger and Courtney Hershberger of Snow Lake, Fremont; two sisters, Fawn (Terry) Hamrick of Fort Wayne, and Darlene (Mike) Tassler of Dallas, Texas; and two brothers, Ronnie (Cathy) Hershberger of Fort Wayne, and Greg Hershberger of Decatur. A Celebration of Life is 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. with calling two hours prior. Rev. Darin Hendrey officiating. Memorials are to Cody and Courtney Hershberger in care of Beams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Fremont, (IN 46737). Condolences may be sent online to

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Beams Funeral Home
200 W Toledo St Box 5 Fremont, IN 46737
(260) 495-2915

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 26, 2013