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Virgil A Maxwell, 96, of Flora, died Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Virgil A. Maxwell, the loving husband of Laura L. Dillman. Passed from this earth on April 14th, 2018 while at Creasy Springs in Lafayette, Indiana where he had been a resident since January, surrounded by his family.

Born to Ellis E. and Olee L. (Meador) Maxwell on March 31, 1922 in Carroll County, Indiana. He attended the Church of the Brethren and Christian Church. He is currently a member of the Living Faith Church of the Brethren.  He attended Flora High School

On Sept 15th, 1942 he was drafted into the army, World War II, served in Africa and Italy for thirty two months.    Nine (9) Carroll County men were inducted together and served together in the 338th Army Corp of Engineers, his rank was T/5 Corporal. He is the last one of the nine.

Virgil married his sweetheart, Laura L. Dillman on Christmas Eve, 1945 at the Flora Christian Church.

Virgil farmed and raised hogs and Red Poll Cattle, he loved to garden and have his bird feeders filled.

Virgil and Laura enjoyed about 30 years of square-dancing and many years of going to public sales and collecting antiques.

Survivors: Wife of 72 + years, Laura L. (Dillman) Maxwell

Two children, Meredith L. (Emma) Maxwell, Mary C. Fisher all of Flora, Indiana.

Grandchildren: Jennifer (Terry) Nolley of Peru, Stephanie (Louie) Martin of Flora, Christopher (Brenda) Fisher of Bringhurst, Darrick Fisher of Flora.

Six (6)Great Grandchildren , four (4) Great Great Grandchildren , Sister-in-Law, Rachael Maxwell of Delphi, Indiana.

Preceded in death by: His parents, two sisters, six brothers.

Virgil’s family invites friends to call Thursday, April 19th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center St., Flora (46929). A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20th, at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry DeVos and Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora, IN. with Carroll County Honor Guard burial rites. 

The family requests that all memorials be given to Disabled Veterans.

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  • Mary and Jennifer

    April 15, 2018 7:15 pm ·

    Hello my sweet friends,
    My heart aches for you at this time of loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God gives you comfort and peace as you adjust. Call on me if there is anything I can do.
    Love and Friendship,
    Taunya Andrews

  • Kathy/Katie Wilson-Arritt

    April 15, 2018 11:43 pm ·

    I am so sorry about the loss of Virgil. He was a wonderful, kind and loving man. I know that he always, along with Laura made both myself and my husband Steve Wilson feel like we were basically a part of your family. I remember him driving to Lafayette pretty much daily when I was there and my Drs wouldn’t let me go home. I also remember Virgil being part of my entourage when I had to go to Bakers funeral home to start on Steve’s funeral. I have lots of wonderful memories of him. I feel very honored and blessed that he was a part of my life. I’ve always thought the world of him and Laura. I hope that the family keeps this thought with them through this difficult time in their lives. A friend gave me this advice a few weeks ago before I attended another funeral. My friend told me “That God loved him more than we did.” I didn’t want to believe it at first but after it sank in it really started to make sense to me and I hope that it does to all of the other people that knew and loved Virgil. He’ll never really be gone, he will always live on through his family and all of his stories. He was a great man who will always live forever in our hearts. You are in God’s hands now. So you are now free to do what you want to do again. Miss and love you my friend.

  • Tami Sanderson Richardson

    April 17, 2018 3:37 am ·

    So sorry for your loss. Virgil and Laura both were great neighbors and friends to my parents over the years. I remember them always square dancing together for years and working with the cows in the barn lot all the time when we would turn on the gravel road to go home, Hugs and prayers to you all. I keep up on all of you, as Joan Dillman is in the same assisted living place as my Mom.

    Tami Sanderson Richardson
    Betty Sanderson
    Lebanon, In

  • Maxine

    April 17, 2018 4:24 pm ·

    So sorry for the loss of a Carrollton Township neighbor. Maxine

  • Mark & Irma Cook

    April 19, 2018 1:45 pm ·

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

    ‘Mick’ & Irma Cook

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