Leslie D. Ploughe, 80, formerly of Ossian, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Markle Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on October 22, 1939 to the late Dale and Elma (Slater) Ploughe.
He was employed for 25 years with International Harvester and 19 years with Dana Corporation in Syracuse. Leslie served with the 235th Air Traffic Control Flight in the Indiana Air National Guard for 29 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 145, Bluffton, the American Legion Post 111, Bluffton, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Leslie is survived by 2 sons, David D. Ploughe and Dean N. Ploughe, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; 1 daughter, Janice L. (Joe) Eckersley of Warner-Robbins, GA; 2 sisters, Shirley Ploughe and Sara (Don) Bultemeier, both of Preble, IN; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Ploughe.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will follow at the Decatur Cemetery by the American Legion Post #43. Pastor Ernie Suman will be officiating.
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