Howard Warfel, 81, on Monday afternoon, September 10, 2018, angels carried him Home to be with his Lord.
He was born Friday, July 23, 1937, in Yorktown, the son of Roy Hoke and Nettie Opal (Hamilton) Warfel. Howard worked at Dayton Walther for twenty-eight years before retiring He was a member and past president of the U.A.W. Local; a "Gold Member" of the Eagles Lodge; and an animal lover. Howard enjoyed going to Lake Tippy with his children; trips to Kings Island with his kids and neighborhood kids; and watching Westerns on TV. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. (Campbell) Warfel; daughter, Donna J. Branham; sons, Roy Warfel and John (Sabrina) Warfel; sister, Artie (Jack) Gates; nine grandchildren, Christopher Warfel, Amanda Warfel, Jamie Warfel, Aaron Warfel, Tiffany Warfel, Misty Morgan, Amber Johnson, Dustin Branham, and Mark Branham; eleven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Christopher, Shainnia, Vanessa, James, Haley Mae, Braxton, Ashton, Alyssa, Jayden, and Emily Sue; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Lana.
He was preceded in death by parents, Roy Hoke and Nettie Opal Warfel; son, James Warfel; daughter, Elizabeth Nettie Warfel Bland; and three brothers, Myron Warfel, Charles Warfel, and George Warfel.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 with Pastor Dale Watson officiating. Entombment will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum. Military Rites will be performed by Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to his grandson, Mark, and his daughter, Donna, for the loving care they gave to their grandpa and dad.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.
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So very sorry for the families loss. I worked with Howard for many years at Dayton Walther.
What I remember him him best for was his saying "it all pays the same".
He was a tremendous help to us within the company as we moved him around sometimes day to day to make sure we got the job done. One of a kind. Rest In Peace my friend. Godspeed.
Aunt Mary, Donna, Johnny & Roy our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Mick will be missed terribly but he will be in our hearts forever and never forgotten. Praying for comfort and strenght for the coming days. We LOVE you all! Mark & Hilda Earles
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To Mary and the loving family of Howard, Mick Warfel I know lost a part of you today but he will be with you forever in your hearts and in the hearts of anyone who new him he was a special friend to many including me he will be missed
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