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Charles K. "Jumbo" Whetsel

September 10, 1940 ~ August 5, 2019 (age 78)

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Charles K. “Jumbo” Whetsel, 78, of Ingalls, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born September 10, 1940 in Anderson, IN to Russell and Ruth (Jarrett) Whetsel. 

Jumbo was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at the Fortville Grain Elevator until it closed.  He then retired from the Tractor Supply Warehouse in Pendleton.  He most recently delivered newspapers for the Greenfield Daily Reporter having stopped just two weeks before his passing.  Jumbo was a member of the Lapel American Legion Post 212. In his spare time, he enjoyed mowing and tinkering in his garage. 

Jumbo is survived by his wife Phyllis (Thompson) Whetsel, whom he married March 15, 1969; son Russell (Courtney) Whetsel; grandchildren: Mark, Colin and Erica Whetsel, Trenten Livingston; sisters: Martha Wallace, Joan Ballard and Carolyn (Phillip) Rapp.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Angela Whetsel, parents, sister Jean LeGault and brothers Neal and Richard Whetsel.

Funeral services for Jumbo will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 pm until the time of service.  Burial with military rites will take place at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society 214 E. Main Street Greenfield, IN 46140. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 11, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Seals Funeral Home
122 West Staat Street
Fortville, IN 46040

Funeral Service
Sunday
August 11, 2019

5:00 PM
Seals Funeral Home
122 West Staat Street
Fortville, IN 46040

Graveside Service
Monday
August 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville

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