|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1921|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 2008|
Sam C. Selke, age 87, of New Castle, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 in his home at Raintree Square with his family at his side. He was born January 29, 1921 in New Castle, the son of Raymond and Jayne (Wyne) Selke.
A 1940 graduate of New Castle High School, he retired from Dana Corporation in 1981 where he was a toolmaker. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Castle, he also was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II as 3rd Class Petty Officer. He was a life member of the Elks, Moose and Eagle Lodges and was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1282.
He is survived by two daughters: Sally (Steve) Hale of New Castle and Connie (Steve) Paul of Nashville, IN; a son, Phil (Kay) Selke of New Castle; nine grandchildren: Jo Ella (Scott) Peavie of New Castle, Burke (Kameron) Warman of Straughn, Mark (Cara) Paul, Amy Paul (companion, Mandy Sheckles), Eric (Tricia) Paul all of Indianapolis, Cortney (companion, Michael Smith), Staci, Justin and Erik Selke all of New Castle; seven great grandchildren: Shane Warman, Nathaniel, Eli, Emily, Ben and Sarah Peavie, Garrett, Alex, Dylan, Maggie, Meredith, Amanda and Bradley Paul and Memphis Smith; several nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law. Being an only child, Sam had several close cousins who were a very important part of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores "Dee" Selke; and a son, Brad Selke.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at Hinsey Brown Funeral Service with Rev. Richard True officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the funeral home. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be given to Mooseheart Child City or the Henry County Cancer Society.
Eura Dolores Thompson Selke (1924 - 1998)*
Bradley R. Selke (1952 - 2001)*
Phillip Cort Selke (1954 - 2009)*
MARRIED JUNE 22, 1941
SC3 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
South Mound Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 07, 2011
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