Chester Scott Zorn, 95, Pierceton, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
Chet was born Nov. 2, 1926, near Warsaw, the son of (the late) John C. and Myrtle (Wolfe) Zorn. He attended Pierceton High School and went on to serve his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII, from 1944 until 1946 in the Pacific Theatre, where he was awarded medals for the Philippine Liberation and the Occupation of Japan.
On Oct. 26, 1946, Chet married Viola A. (Jones) Zorn; she preceded him in death Aug. 25, 2014, after 67 years of marriage. Chester formerly worked for Perry Machinery in Pierceton and later for Arnolt Corp., where he retired as a machinist supervisor. He was a member of Warsaw Church of God, past-commander at the VFW James Sittler Post 1126, where he served on the Color Guard and was past-commander of the American Legion Menzie-Reece Post 258, where he served on the Honor Guard. He also served a six-year term as district commander for the Sons of the VFW. Chet loved the time he spent with family and friends, and he enjoyed gardening, camping and fishing.
He is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Tom) Swartz, Atwood, Kathy (Pat) Stevens, Warsaw and Kimberly (Nick) Heinold, Pierceton; sons, Chester (Karen) Zorn, Leesburg and Randy (Jeannie) Zorn, Kimmell; grandchildren, Steven (Deea) Breeden, Brian (Christina) Breeden, Glen (Penny) Zorn, Kristi (Craig) Brown and Matthew (Steph) Stevens, all of Warsaw, Jennifer (Tony) Hutchens and Kari (Thad) Horton, both of Houston, Texas, Tina (John) Anderson and Randall “Andy” (Miranda) Zorn, both of Leesburg, Albert Zorn, South Carolina, Tyler Campbell, Ligonier, James (Dani) Stevens II, Woodville, Texas, Kristopher Heinold and Derek (Courtney) Heinold, both of Pierceton, and Nicholas (Mary) Heinold, South Whitley; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Viola, Chet was also preceded in death by sons, John Zorn and Richard Zorn; sisters, Ester, Blanch, Georgia and Wilma; brothers, Jack and Eugene; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, with the Rev. Jerry Yoder officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service Monday. Burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors. The family’s preferred memorial is the Lewy Body Dementia Association, online at www.lbda.org, or by mail at 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047.