Franklin Hurst, 94, New Paris, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Paddock Springs Assisted Living in Warsaw.
He was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Elkhart County to Lloyd and Ella (Smith) Hurst. He was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of New Paris High School. On Aug. 28, 1948, he married Vera F. Morningstar near Wakarusa. She preceded him in death Sept. 15, 2016. He was a lifelong farmer and was a member of Living Gospel Church, Nappanee.
Surviving are his children: Larry (Sandra) Hurst, Syracuse; Linda (Doug) Robison, Millersburg; Keith (Denise) Hurst, New Paris; grandchildren: Lisa Price, Amanda Hurst, Kirk Robison, Jamie Robison, Braden Hurst, Alanna Sommers, Colton Hurst and Trenna Mitchell; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister: Betty Lechlitner, Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Vera Hurst; a great-grandchild; and a sister: Roberta Ummel.
Private graveside services will take place at Union Center Cemetery with Pastor Mike Raasch officiating.