Harold “Tonk” Titus (91) of Hartford City, IN, formerly of Toledo


Published on March 2 2014 12:09 pm

Harold “Tonk” Titus, 91, of Hartford City, IN, formerly of Toledo, IL passed away at 5:20 pm on February 28, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 on Wednesday March 5th 2014 at the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church 209 W. Washington St. in Toledo, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening at the church and from 10:00 to service time on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo, IL is assisting the family with services.

Harold was born in Jasper County Illinois on June 11, 1922 to E. Oren & Bertha (Russell) Titus. He married Nadine Alderman on June 10, 1950 and she preceded him in 1991.

Surviving is his daughter Brenda (Walter) Soptelean of Hartford City, IN; granddaughters Shantelle (Brett) Estes of Muncie, IN and Desiree Soptelean of Fort Wayne, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers Ellsworth, Russell and Harry; Sisters Etta McDowell, Eunice Eggers, Ivera Yocum, Viola Roberts, Mildred Leming, Freda Bortz, Alma Musgrove and Lois Titus.

Harold retired from Fedders Corporation in Effingham in 1984. He served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific receiving two purple hearts. He was a faithful member of the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Toledo, IL and the River of Life Church in Muncie, IN.

Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, doing word searches, and reading the Bible. He was known for his big smile and many stories he often shared about his World War II experiences or his grandkids which he dearly loved. He lived his life serving the Lord and others around him.

Memorials in his name can be made to either the Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Toledo, IL building fund or the River of Life Church building fund in Muncie, IN.

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