James Raymond “Fuzzy” Ganshorn, 95, of Plymouth, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Ray was born the son of Russell and Lula (Stone) Ganshorn on March 4, 1925, in Plymouth where he has been a life-long resident and attended Shalom Fellowship Church of Bourbon.
Ray was passionate about farming the ground his Lord created. He worked the ground and enjoyed watching his crops grow to fruit full harvest. He was a loving Christian man who would invite you to his table to share what the good Lord had provided and his loving wife Betty, had prepared with love. He was a simple man, not needing anything special in his life but God, his family, friends and farming. He taught his children by example of hard work, faith, the Golden Rule, and above all love. He had worked other jobs as well in factories such as McCords and Ball Ban (Uniroyal) over the years.
Ray had been a board member of ASA and he enjoyed watching things grow, fishing, word search puzzles and dominos and especially his family.
On August 19, 1945, he married the love of his life Betty V. Earl who preceded him in death on February 12, 2019. He is survived by his loving family, daughters: Dorothy (Dale) Heflick and Marty Tidey both of Plymouth; sons: Steven (Doris) Ganshorn and Chester (Carolyn) Ganshorn all of Plymouth and Daniel (Nancy) Ganshorn of South Bend. Also surviving are his 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, his sisters: Ruth Madalena, Mary Large and Jean Wilma all of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty, an infant daughter, granddaughter, two great-granddaughters, 3 great-grandsons, sisters: Betty Borton, Helen Jones and Hazel Shearer, brothers: Everett, Ralph and Harry “Bud,” brother-in-law Charles Earl and sister-in-law Pearl Tyson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St. Plymouth. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Gilmer of Shalom Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow at New Oak Hill Cemetery.
In following the most recent directive issued for July 20th from the Marshall County Health Department, those attending are required to wear a mask unless a medical condition doesn’t permit so. Also, social distancing will be followed and we ask that visiting with the family be time considerate.
The family request memorial contributions be made in his memory to Shalom Fellowship Church 5699 10th Road, Bourbon, IN 46504.