Sept. 20, 1926-Nov 2, 2017

CONVOY — Richard Edward LaRue, 91, of Convoy died 11:36 a.m. Thursday at Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He had resided at Vancrest Assisted Living since April 2016.

He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Van Wert County, to Earl and Hazel (Myers) LaRue Miller, who preceded him in death.

He married Marlyn Erven on April 24, 1948, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ft Wayne. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2013.

Richard is survived by two sons, Stephen LaRue of Tucson Arizona, and Chris (Julie) LaRue of Convoy; four daughters: Peggy (Ed) Fritz of New Haven, Indiana, Susan Gunsett of Van Wert, Jill (Don) Carrier, and Jean (Scott) Dickman of Convoy.

Richard was preceded in death by brother, Lavon LaRue; and sisters, Pauline LaRue and Helen Coulter.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Convoy, the Rev. Michael Saylor officiating. Burial will take place at Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at Gearhart-Jurczyk Funeral Home, Convoy, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

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