Homer Line Jr., 85


Homer E. Line Jr., 85, Wabash, died at 1:29 a.m., Friday, March 1, at his home.

He was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Rochester, to Dr. Homer Earl and Lavaughn “Bonnie” (Ensley) Line.

Homer was a 1946 graduate of Chili High School.  He married Esther Irene Long at his parents home in Chili on Nov. 1, 1950.  He served in the US Army, had his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, and served in Korea and Japan.  He lived and farmed in Chili most of his life, and also worked and maintained the Chili Cemetery several years.

He is survived by his wife Esther Irene Line, Wabash.  He was loved and respected for his love of the outdoors, sense of humor, and wonderful character by his nieces and nephews, Cindy Benge, Wabash, Karen (Darrin) Clark, Tampa, Fla., Alan (Schawnn) Decker, Grand Forks, N.D., James (Cathy) Decker Reno, Nev., Terry (Valerie) Decker, Grand Forks, Mike (Anna Marie) Dowen, Madison, Va., Liz Iverson of Sarasota, Fla., Lisa Jackson of Matthew, N.C., David Long, Peru, Raymond Long, Rosco, Ill., Laura (Mike) Musall, Fishers, Carol (Gary) Paradise Marietta, Ga., and Marcie (Bud) Thurston of Peru.  His parents and his sister, Marilyn Dowen, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kurt Freeman officiating.  Burial will be in Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are to Chili Cemetery.

The memorial guest book for Homer may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Mar 01