Allen Anway, 82

Allen H. Anway, 82, of Sturgis, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Thurston Woods Village, following an extended illness.

He was born April 11, 1930, in White Pigeon, a son of Harry B. and Muriel (Knight) Anway. He had been a Sturgis resident since 1950, coming from White Pigeon.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Occupation Medal for Germany, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

On June 26, 1965, he married Fern O. Dingman in Sturgis.

He had been employed as a certified automobile mechanic for 36 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of VFW Post #1355 of Sturgis and American Legion Post #215 of LaGrange, Ind. He was a graduate of White Pigeon Schools in 1948, U.S. Army and General Staff College. He retired as a major in the National Guard Reserve.

Surviving are his wife, Fern O. Anway of Sturgis; three daughters, Vicki Armstrong, Linda Gates and Debra Gearhart; five sons, James Bradford, Scott Anway, Doug Anway, Steve Anway and Leon Anway; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Pamela Anway; and six brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services and burial take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at White Pigeon Township Cemetery, with Pastor Rodger Moyer officiating. Full miliary rites by VFW Post #1355 of Sturgis.

Arrangements by Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon.

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