Frank Junior Stone, age 95, of Chapman Lake, was born on June 12, 1923, and passed from this life on April 12, 2019.

He was born in Hartford City to Liddy Townsend Stone and Franklin C. Stone. His stepfather was Lemual Gillard. Frank was one of seven siblings: Clifford Townsend and Joanne, Harriett, Dorothy, Charles and Thomas Stone, all of whom preceded him in death.

Frank served proudly in the Army during World War II in the 45th Infantry from 1942 until 1945. He saw action in Africa, was part of the 1st Amphibious Assault on Sicily and Italy, where his regiment took part in the invasion of Monte Cassino. He then spent three months of the winter living with his regiment in bunkers they constructed out of gas drums, tin and whatever else they could find until the snow melted.

Frank married Pauline Barrus on Oct. 2, 1964; she preceded him in death.

He worked for Overhead Door after moving to Warsaw in 1967 and eventually went to work at Zimmer, retiring in 1988.

Frank loved woodworking, snowmobiling, camping, westerns, horses (he was a farrier) and his social time at Richards Restaurant.

Frank leaves behind two stepdaughters, Kathleen Sue Lewis and Debra (Don) Spivey; and a stepson, Ed (Karolyn) Barrus. He was especially close to his grandchildren: Michael (Marny) Lewis, Julie Johnson (Dennis) Riordan, James (Kelly) Johnson and Matthew Lewis; as well as his great-grandchildren: Hayley Lewis, Kira Johnson, Brianna Riordan, Samuel Lewis, Megan Riordan and Reilly Lewis.

Visitation will be held at the Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, with a funeral service beginning at 6 o’clock.

Burial in Hartford City Cemetery will be private and will include military honors by American Legion Post 19 and members of the United States Army Honor Guard.


Memorials to American Legion Post 253, 756 S. Main St., North Webster, IN 46555, where Frank was a longtime member.

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