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Gary M. Ertel

April 29, 1949 — November 3, 2016

Gary M. Ertel, 67 of Tipton died at 10:28 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Premier Healthcare of Sheridan. He also lived in Greenfield, Indiana for 26 years before returning to Tipton for the past three years. Gary was born in Tipton on April 29, 1949 to Mark Anthony & Helen Bernice (Rayls) Ertel.

He was an Indiana University graduate and a member of the Tipton Bowling League. Gary managed several restaurants before retiring in 2009. He loved to spend time fishing and hanging out with all his grandchildren. Gary attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Beth Robertson and husband Jason, Hillsboro, Kentucky, Amy Grant and husband Jason, Russiaville, Indiana, Amanda Whann and husband Travis, Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Ann Bennett and husband Ron, Riverton, Utah; eight grandchildren, Elayna Arthur, Lucas Grant, Taylor Whann, Tori Grant, Austin Robertson, Sophia Whann, Mark Whann, Harper Robertson. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Karen Sue Ertel, along with two grandchildren, Russell and Eric Whann.

A memorial service for Gary will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Goth presiding and burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278.

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