Arthur Lamle, 95

FORT WAYNE — Arthur R. Lamle, 95, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long-time Eel River Township farmer, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:05 a. m. at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where he had been residing for the past year due to declining health.Mr. Lamle was born Feb. 8, 1916 in Eel River Township, a son of Robert and Caroline (Felger) Lamle.He spent his formative years on the family farm there, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1933.A lifelong resident of Eel River Township, he was engaged in farming in Allen County all of his life, retiring in 1993.He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township, and was also a member of the Lake Township Farm Bureau, the Oliver Tractor Club and the Corvair Club.On March 22, 1955 he was married to Alice Longenecker. She preceded him in death April 24, 2000.The surviving relatives include his son, Ronald E. Lamle of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Doris Peterson of Bluffton.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township, 7914 W. Cook Road, with Pastor Ralph Easterhaus, officiating.The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.The family requests that memorials be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township Building Fund, 7914 W. Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Lamle’s memory, log on to