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Joshua W. Zurcher

May 17, 1927 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 90)
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Joshua W. Zurcher, 90, of Monroe, IN, passed away on on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1927, in Adams County, IN, the son of the late William and Eva (Stauffer) Zurcher. On June 14, 1952, he married Betty Lou Harvey.

Josh was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for 25 years to 3 and 4 year olds. He worked in the cutting department at Berne Furniture, retiring in 1992 after 45 years of service. He was a 1947 graduate of Monroe High School.

He also helped his brother Paul for around 40 years at Zurcher Tire on the weekends. Josh and Betty moved to Westville, IN, and worked at a hospital for a couple of years during the Korean War. Upon returning to Monroe in 1954, he spent several years farming and then they moved to town in 1960.   

Josh was a kind and gentle soul and placed his faith in God and showed his family unconditional love. He was also an avid Chicago White Sox baseball fan.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty L. Zurcher of Monroe; 3 sons, Carey D. Zurcher of Monroe, Farrel L. (Sarah) Zurcher of Decatur, Tracy L. (Kristi) Zurcher of Berne; a daughter, Janet L. (Ron) Frauhiger of Decatur; a sister, Gladys Nussbaum of Berne; 3 grandchildren, Reid, Chloe, and Mallory Zurcher.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Arthur, Dale, Vernon, and Paul Zurcher and a sister, Naomi Macy.

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church with calling 1 hour prior from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pastor Chris Gadlage and Pastor Ernie Suman will be officiating and burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church or American Bible Society.

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