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Thomas “Fred” Settle

Thomas "Fred' Settle, of Pennville, IN, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at his home in Pennville, IN. He was 86 years old.

He was born on Wednesday, September 11, 1935, in Jay County, IN. to Lloyd and Dorothy (Wilson) Settle. He married Betty (Edmundson) Settle on Thursday, April 2, 1959.

Settle was a 1954 graduate of Petroleum High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard from 1958-1964 in Bluffton, IN.  He retired from Franklin Electric in Bluffton after 40 years of employment. He loved to design and build things, work on lawn mowers & tractors, and he liked looking forward to reaching goals.

He loved going to the grandkids and great grandkids sporting events and birthday parties. He loved spending the holidays with his family, especially Christmas. He loved his kids and grandkids. Settle enjoyed watching IU basketball, Colts football, Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Reds, and any activity involving the grandkids. He enjoyed going out to eat (especially BBQ ribs), Sunday drives out to the farm, going to flea markets, Goodwill stores, antique malls, and the Tractor Engine Show. He was a member of the Tri State Gas Engine Association, Franklin Electric Quarter Century Club, and the Domestic Church of Christ. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Edmundson) Settle, Pennville, IN; two daughters, Linda (Rick) Lacy, Union City, IN, and Sharon (David) Paluch, Muncie, IN; grandchildren, Cristina Lacy, Matt Lacy, Erica Lacy, Tyler (fiance- Christina Dinkins) Lacy, Spencer (wife- Alexis) Paluch, and Hannah Paluch DDS; great grandchildren, Lailah & Jax; future great grandchildren, Aleah, Tanner, & Octavia; sister, Sue Smith, Portland, IN, and Shirley Short, Bluffton, IN, and sister-in-law, Jeannie (Kevin) Bingaman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Settle; mother, Dorothy (Wilson) Settle; brothers, Bob and Larry "Butch" Settle.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 4 – 7 p.m.

A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, with Rev. Billy Stanton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Twin Hill - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.

Preferred memorials:  Pennville Fire Department/ First Responders P.O. Box 252 Pennville, IN 47369.  

Special Thanks to the Pennville Fire Dept./First Responders, Dr. Michael Moran, Dr. Mark Haggenjos, Kindred at Home, Southern Care Hospice, Richard & Ruby Imel, Ann Van Horn, and Tom Kegg.

Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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