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Kenneth R. Sharp

October 27, 1928 — April 1, 2023

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Kenneth Ray Sharp, known to most as "Ken," passed through Heaven's gates on Saturday, April 1, 2023 after several weeks at Lutheran Hospital. He was 94 years old.

Born in Nappanee on October 27, 1928, he was the son of Perry and Lottie (Thomas) Sharp. He spent his formative years in Nappanee and learned the value of hard work at an early age. He spent many years farming. He also worked in and managed several grain mills including Nappanee Mill, Foreaker Farm Service and more than seventeen years with Forest Grove Mill.

A man whose love for family and Christ were obvious, Ken wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a longtime member of Dutchtown Church of the Brethren. He was an honorably discharged member of the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 253. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and yard work - he liked being outdoors. He was proud of his children and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.

Married to Sandra "Sandy" Welker on March 21, 1954, Ken was also a loving husband. In addition to Sandy, Ken is survived by three children: Danny (Vicki) Sharp of Milford, Scott (Cindy) Sharp of Hudsonville, MI and Tim (Mary) Sharp of Zeeland, MI; eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Benjamin Sharp; three sisters, Frances Guard, Opal Lewallen and Norma Hodges and two step-brothers, Robert and Thomas McDonald.

Titus Funeral Home is entrusted with care of Ken and the Sharp family. Visitation will be held at Titus Funeral Home -Owen Chapel 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse on Wednesday, April 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at Dutchtown Church of Brethren, 4057 East 300 North, Warsaw on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. with doors open for one hour prior. Interment will follow at Union Center Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Memorial gifts are appreciated by the family and should be directed to Dutchtown Brethren Church. Written condolences can be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Dutchtown Brethren Church

4057 E 300 N, Warsaw, IN 46582

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Burial

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Union Center Cemetery

Co Rd 50, Nappanee, IN 46550

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