AMBIA, Ind. – Harold Wayne Trueblood, 85, of Ambia, Ind., died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2013) at his home in Ambia.
Born May 22, 1927, at Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of Roy and Zelda L. (Felix) Trueblood. He married Alice May Voyles on April 10, 1948, in her family's home just south of Hoopeston. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (and special friend Patricia Anderson) Trueblood of Covington, Ind., and Gary (Deb) Trueblood of Attica, Ind.; one daughter, Jacqueline (Dennis) Griner of Boswell; six grandchildren, Mike (Brandy) Trueblood, Noah (Cheryl) Trueblood, Lisa (Tim) Gulquist, Nathan (Lindsey) Trueblood, Brian Trueblood and Joe (Samantha) Sheehan; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Guinivere Lacey of Roachdale, Ind.; four half sisters, Doris Fields of Otterbein, Ind., Jeannie Harner of Brookston, Ind., Virginia Coates of Hot Springs, S.D., and Vivian Ziebart of Wellington, Ill.; one half brother, Dale Trueblood of Wolcott, Ind.; and a very special friend, Pam Barron.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Trueblood served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, having spent time in the Philippines Islands.
Harold was the manager of Senesac/Ambia Oil Company for 37 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the Ambia United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384, and had served on the Ambia Town Board for 40 years.
He enjoyed playing golf, fishing in Canada and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Funeral services for Mr. Trueblood will be held at 10 a.m. (Illinois Time) on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston. Pastor Clint Fink will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery at Hoopeston, with military rites accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VFW Color Guard.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. (Illinois Time) on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Hospice, 1415 Salem St., Suite 202W, Lafayette, IN 47904.