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Calvin C. Dunfee

October 4, 1927 — February 22, 2019

Calvin C. Dunfee, 91, of Columbia City passed away at 9:19 a.m. his home on Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born on October 4, 1927 in Allen County, the son of David Hansel and Estella Clara (Barney) Dunfee.

He attended Larwill and Washington Center Schools through the 11th grade when he left to join the military and then went on to receive his GED. Calvin spent his lifetime in Whitley and Noble Counties, living in Tunker, Wolf Lake and returning to Columbia City in 1986. He served with the United States Army during WWII. He married Ardilla Kesling on January 7, 1951 in the parsonage of Merriam Christian Chapel.

He worked for the Noble County Surveyors Office for 3 years, LML Company, Columbia City for 15 years, retiring in 1990. He was a dairy, hog and grain farmer for over 30 years. He played shuffle board at Morsches Park, served as a youth leader at Christian Chapel Church, was a 4H Leader and attended the Etna United Methodist Church Thursday's Men Group. One of Calvin's highlights in recent years was being selected to go on the Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, in 2015 with his son Kerry.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ardilla Dunfee, Columbia City; 2 sons, Michael Dunfee, Albion and Kerry (Judy) Dunfee, Columbia City; 4 grandchildren, Jon and Jamie Dunfee, Kelly (Josh) Moore and Tony Dunfee and 2 great grandchildren, Grace and Gabrielle Dunfee. He is preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Robert, David E. and Edward Dunfee.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4-8:00 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:00 at the funeral home with Pastor Russell Riley of Saturn Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, with graveside military rites conducted by the Korean War Military Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be given in Mr. Dunfee's memory to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. To leave an on line condolence please log onto


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

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DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

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