LYNN F. BEARMAN, 79, a lifetime resident of the Monroe ville area, died on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7:50 a.m., at his residence following an illness of about one year. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married G. Jean Spieth on Dec. 26, 1953, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Monroeville; they had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last December. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Monroeville where he served numerous terms on the church council. He was a member of the Post 420 Legion of Monroeville; Monroeville Memorial Cemetery Board member for 28 years; a member of the IBEW Local 1549 Electrical Union at Phelps-Dodge; and a 1951 graduate of Monroeville High School. He was a backer of Heritage and Leo High School sports. He was a Cubs & Bear's fan since the Bill Nickelson & Sid Luckman era. He retired from Indiana Rod & Wire as a maintenance specialist after 35 years of service. He had also worked for the Monroeville Home Center for 12 years. Surviving are his wife, G. Jean Bearman of Monroeville; sons, Michael F. (Lori) Bearman of Grabill and Gil L. (Cheri) Bearman of Hoagland; daughter, Robin L. (Ned) Biddle of Leo; sister, Mary Ann (Steve) Bruick of Hoagland; brother, Ned S. (Barb) Bearman of Angola, Rev. Dean R. (Laura) Bearman of Big Long Lake, Wolcottville, and Todd L. (Betty) Bearman of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer F. Bearman and Pearl G. (Heckler) Bearman; two brothers-in-law, Max Myers and Rev. Herb Drews; and one niece, Jennifer Drews. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Monroeville with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. The Rev. William Smith officiating. Memorial visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville. Burial in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, with military graveside service conducted by American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Monroeville. Preferred memorials to St. Mark's Lutheran Church; Parkview Hospice; or Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. For complete obituary information and to sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from May 8 to May 9, 2012