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July 3, 2013

David Lamarr Fernung

Feb. 5, 1945 - July 2, 2013

David Lamarr Fernung died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, following a two-year battle with ALS. He was born in Kokomo on Feb. 5, 1945, to Lloyd LaMar and Evelyn Jane (Warren) Fernung. Beginning in 1958, he lived with his uncle and aunt, Charles and Rose Mary Strawback on their farm in eastern Howard County.

He was a 1963 graduate of Sharpsville High School, where he participated in various sports, including basketball and track. On Sept. 3, 1965, he married Sheryl Lynn Benson.

Dave entered the Army on Sept. 15, 1965. Following basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and signal corps training at Fort Monmouth, N.J., he was stationed overseas at Camp Friendship in Korat, Thailand. He returned to Kokomo as an E-5 on May 29, 1967.

Dave and Sheryl became involved in the Boy Scout program when Dave took their son, Todd, to open enrollment at Western Primary School when he was 7 years old. Dave returned home and told Sheryl that he had signed her up to be an assistant den leader. During the next 30 years, he served in many positions, including Webelos leader, district and council training leader, Council Webelos week-end director, OA Chapter adviser and Wood Badge leader. He earned numerous awards, including the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver. He was the first east-central region leader to earn Wood Badge beads in both the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Programs.

He retired with 30 years of service from Department 84 at Kokomo’s Chrysler Transmission Plant on Nov. 30, 1993.

He was a charter member of Radiant Life Church, where he served as a trustee.

Following retirement, Dave spent many hours chauffeuring kids and grandkids to various practices and attending their cheer competitions, gymnastic meets and basketball, football and baseball games.

Dave never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him and he will be deeply missed.

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