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Ross Edward McCorkel dies at age 98

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Ross Edward McCorkel died, at the age of 98, on August 11, 2013.

Ross was born to David Paine McCorkel and Clara May Friend on April 14, 1915, in Chesterton, Ind.

After graduating from Liberty Township High School he married his childhood sweetheart (Hulda) Evelyn Veden on Feb. 1, 1936.

Ross and Evelyn raised two daughters; Carol Wiesemann and Patricia Abdallah. They moved to Sarasota, Fla., in 1983, eventually relocating to Palmetto, Fla., until Evelyn passed away. Ross continued to live on his own until suffering a heart attack in May 2013. His last days were spent with his daughter Pat and her husband Ben.

Ross is survived by his two daughters, a son in law, five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great- grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL, 34238.


Posted 8/20/2013