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Richard E. "Dick" Stombaugh, 91, formerly of Lafayette, passed away on February 8, 2014 at 3:23 a.m. in Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN. Born on September 14, 1922, in Goodland, IN, he was the son of the late Fremont and Mary (Ellsworth) Stombaugh.

Dick was a 1940 graduate of Goodland High School. On June 14, 1943, he married Dorothy Sell in Goodland and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2010. He served honorably in the United States Army in the 3597 GM Truck Company, 393rd Battalion, in Ft. Brag, N.C. He worked as an electrical engineer for NIPSCO in Monticello until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour and a member of the American Legion Post #81. He loved fishing, gardening, and woodworking, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children, Irvin D. Stombaugh (wife Elsie) of Thomasboro, IL, Barry L. Stombaugh (wife Denise) of West Lafayette, and Kathleen A. Jackson (husband Ed) of Seymour; three siblings, Francis Stombaugh (wife Diane) of Lafayette, Helen Morrison (husband Jim) of Indianapolis, and Lois Morris of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Pamela Marie Eldredge, Stephanie Lee Bloyd, Jennifer Dawn Rogers, Laura Rose Bucher, Aaron R. Jackson, and Adam R. Jackson; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by five siblings.

Public visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th Street in Lafayette. A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 2224 Sacramento Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906, with Rev. Fr. David Buckles celebrating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Share online memories and condolences at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care.
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