Arthur L. Zaring

Monday, July 9, 2007

Arthur L. Zaring

July 6, 1924-July 7, 2007

Arthur L. Zaring, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital.

Born in DeMonte, Ind., he was the son of Roscoe and Bessie (Shaoppel) Zaring. He married Wanetta (Walker) Zaring Dec. 21, 1946. She preceded him in death Nov. 12, 2002.

A 1942 graduate of Greencastle High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 65th signal battalion. He worked at IBM in Greencastle for 30 years, before retiring in 1986. Previously he worked at H&M Sales, General Motors and Farmers Supply.

He was a member of the Lions Club, V.F.W., American Legion, Greencastle Alumni Association, Christian church and Putnam County Foundation.

Survivors include his daughter Sue Ellen Swafford and husband Richard, Greencastle; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Robert Zaring.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Steve Williams officiating.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with a Lion's Club memorial walk-through at 6:30 p.m.

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