Arden Devon Williamson, 98, formerly of Pierceton, passed away on at 2:22 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
He was born on Feb 23, 1921, in Kosciusko County, to Fern E. (Yeiter) Williamson and Fred Chester Williamson. On January 31, 1942 he was married to Maxine Ruth (Miller) Williamson. They shared 71 years of marriage together before she passed away on March 5, 2013.
He was a 1939 graduate of Atwood High School in Atwood. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 17, 1942, and proudly served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 14, 1946, and received the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, and the WWII Victory Medal. He spent most of his life in Whitley County, Indiana where he worked as a proud livestock and grain farmer and attended Morris Chapel United Methodist Church of Warsaw. He was a hard worker and lived a long life full of experiences and will be dearly missed by his family.
He is survived by his two sons: Robert (Connie) Williamson, North Webster; Ron (Cindy) Williamson, Goshen; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren; and his sister: Lucille Grimm, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, daughter, Betty Zolman, son-in-law, Fred Zolman, and his daughter, Judy Williamson.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. His funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. and officiated by Reverend Holly White. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Indiana with military rites conducted by active members of the Army Honor Guard, American Legion Post #258 of Pierceton.
Memorial donations in Arden’s name may be directed to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, 1483 N. 575 E., Warsaw, IN 46582; or to Harbor Light Hospice, 1820 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 and would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s Web Site at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com