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Dan Longbrake

July 31, 1939 ~ April 30, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Daniel Glen “Shortclutch” Longbrake, age 83, of Kendallville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville. Dan was born in Kendallville, Indiana on July 31, 1939 to the late Delmar Longbrake and Florence (Smith) Longbrake. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1959 and honorably served his country in the United States Air Force until 1961. Dan was a hard-working man and a self-employed building contractor in the Kendallville area for more than 60 years. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, helping others in need and he enjoyed a good laugh. Dan enjoyed snowmobiling and watching old western movies. He liked old cars, Hot Rods and race cars. He belonged to The Aristocrats Car Club.  

Survivors include:
Son, Larry and Nancy Leonhardt of Kendallville.
Daughter, Angela and David Smith of Coshocton, Ohio. 
Son, Andrew and Stephanie Leonhardt of Albion.
Daughter, Kathi and David Slick of Sandy, Utah.
Ex wife and life-long friend, Stephanie Iacono of Kendallville
Grandchildren: Whitney and Ron Caltumo of Washington, Pennsylvania; Alexis Smith of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania;  Matt and Allison Leonhardt of Bristol, Indiana; Taylor Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas; Josh and Maddie Leonhardt of Laporte, Indiana; Kelsea and Brady Szymanski of Fairchild AFB, Washington; Logan Kline of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Kayla and Matt Fabrique of Gilbert, Arizona; Kate Slick of Sandy, Utah; Andrea Leonhardt of Lagrange, Indiana; Michael Stevason of Gilbert, Arizona; Sara Slick of Sandy, Utah.
Great grandchildren: Jayden, Elizabeth, Wade and Samuel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Florence Longbrake; daughter, Elizabeth Stevason; brothers, Orval Longbrake and Oren Longbrake. 

Visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Cosentino officiating. 

Burial with military honors will be held at Christian Union Cemetery near Garrett.

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Funeral Service
May 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755


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