Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

March 1, 2014

Harold Titus

Harold “Tonk” Titus, 91, of Hartford City, Ind., formerly of Toledo, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 209 W. Washington St., Toledo, IL. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family with services.

Memorials in his name can be made to either the Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Toledo building fund or the River of Life Church building fund in Muncie. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.

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

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 and the River of Life Church in Muncie.

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 h is World War II experiences or his grandkids which he dearly loved. He lived his life serving the Lord and others around him.

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

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.

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