Eugene E. Lake

May 26, 1943 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 78)


Eugene E. Lake, 78, of Decatur, Indiana passed away at his residence on Monday, October 18, 2021.

He was born on May 26, 1943, in Vermillion, South Dakota to the late Edward G. Lake and the late E. Laverne (Watson) Lake. Eugene married Suzanne C. Watson on August 31, 1968, in Campbell, California and she survives.

Eugene honorably served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he was a long-haul truck driver for over 33 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Suzanne C. Lake of Decatur, Indiana; daughter, Paula Lake of Decatur, Indiana; two grandchildren, Shannon Lake and Sarah Lake; and one great-grandson, Ryan Lake.

Eugene was preceded in death by a daughter, Aimee Lake, and one sister, Laraine Graffis.

In honoring Eugene’s wishes, no services will be held.

Preferred memorials can be given to the V.A. Hospital of Fort Wayne.

Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

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