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OBITUARIES July 28, 2017

1/23/2017 12:54:00 PM
Irvin Leo French, 79, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
Irvin Leo French
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Irvin Leo French

Irvin Leo French, 79, was a man of diverse talents

Irvin Leo French, 79, of North Vernon died at 1:04 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Four Corners with the Rev. Jerry Byrd and Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy officiating and Deacon Larry French assisting. Family and friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 4 until 7 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery at Four Corners.

Mr. French was a 1955 graduate of Seymour High School in Seymour, 1964 graduate of Franklin College in Franklin, and earned his Master's Degree from Indiana University in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1957 to 1960. Mr. French was an entrepreneur and former owner of Onsite Energy in New York and Onspot of North America in North Vernon. He also worked from 1964 to 1971 for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and was the owner of Cummins Metro Power in Bronx, New York from 1972 until 1991. Mr. French was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Four Corners and the Knights of Columbus Council 10422 at St. Joseph Church. His hobbies were fishing and playing golf.

Born February 27, 1937 in Seymour, Mr. French was the son of Lawrence Jesse and Martha Elsner French. He married Ingrid Assmann on February 6, 1960, in Immenhausen, Germany and she survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Patrick French of Miller Place, New York, Mike French of Huntington, New York, and Dennis French of Ridge, New York; brother, Larry (Terri) French of North Vernon; sister, Judy (Jerry) Carmer of Seymour; grandchildren, Danielle and Katie French, both of Northport, New York, Casey French of Baltimore, Maryland, Mike (Michelle) French of Huntington, New York, Ashley (Ryan) Stursberg of East Patchogue, New York, and Dennis and Iris French, both of Ridge, New York; and a great-grandchild.

Mr. French was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Margot French.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017
Article comment by: Max Clerkin

A fine man from a fine family.

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