July 2, 1924 — Sept. 24, 2010
BOURBON — Eldon B. Silveus, of 13860 Elm Road, Bourbon, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at 10:05 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 86.
He was born July 2, 1924 in Milford, to Amos Silveus and Mary Grace (Banks) Silveus Wallace. June 25, 1947 he was married to Mary E. Clark, who survives.
Eldon was a 1943 graduate of Bourbon High School, Bourbon. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and the Battle of the Bulge, and was honorably discharged in 1946.
He was a self-employed building contractor, and owner of Silveus Construction, Bourbon. He was a lifetime area resident of Bourbon, and he also wintered in Florida for many years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Mary E. Silveus of Bourbon; three daughters: Pamela J. Silveus of New Paris, Vickie L. (husband George) Cook of Plymouth, and M. Michaeleen (husband Robert) Crow of Culver; two sons, Dr. Patrick C. (wife Jana) Silveus of Warsaw, and Robert J. (wife Jackie) Silveus of Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Eldon Silveus in 1971; two brothers, Jay and Hugh Silveus; and sisters: Faye Shuta, Annabelle Bednarski, Mary Alice Long, and Ramona Silveus.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
A graveside service with military rites will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourbon, officiated by Pastor Matt Elliott of Grace Baptist Church, Plymouth.
Memorial donations can be made in Eldon’s name to the Marshall County Humane Society, 11165 13th Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563-9014; or to the charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.