Dr. Orville L. McFadden, 94, rural Claypool, passed at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1924, in New Haven, to Russell and Evelyn (Pfeiffer) McFadden.
He was married on Nov. 10, 1951, in Millville, Mich. to Vanoma I. “Judy” McFadden, who preceded on Sept. 28, 2016.
He had been a doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Mentone area for 25 years retiring in 1971. He then worked for ten years as an Area Supervisor for the State of Indiana of Health for meat inspection. He also raised cattle and hogs for many years.
Doc was a graduate of New Haven High School in 1943. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served his tour of duty as an engineering officer for a Pacific Destroyer Escort. After his military service, he achieved his Doctorate at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He served on many boards that included the Farmers State Bank Board for 46 years, the Tippecanoe Valley School Board, the Mentone (Mentzer) Park Board, Mentone Town Board, and the Mentone Co-Op. He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church for over 50 years, an over 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge #576 of Mentone, and the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine both of Ft. Wayne. Doc was also a member of the former Mentone American Legion and the Warsaw American Legion and the Mentone Flying Club and was an avid flyer. He and his wife also enjoyed square dancing.
He is survived by his daughters: Deneice Childers, Akron; Karen (Roy) Dishong, Huntington; sons: James (Debra) McFadden, Mentone; Roland (Pam) McFadden, Claypool; grandchildren: Rebekah, Megan, Jenna, Elizabeth, Nathan and Devin; ten great grandchildren; sister: Lois Quill, Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy McFadden; son, Dean McFadden (1983); son-in-law, Keith Childers; brothers, Cletus and Virgil McFadden.
A time of visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, March 31, at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with a Masonic Service to take place at 5 p.m. The funeral will be hled at 10 a.m., Monday, April 1 also at the funeral home. Pastor Jason Rice will oversee services. Burial will follow the funeral at the IOOF Cemetery in New Haven.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mentone United Methodist Church.