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David Halderman

March 15, 2023
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David Stanley Halderman, age 74, of Kendallville, died March 15, 2023 at his home in Kendallville. Dave was born in Coldwater, Michigan on June 23, 1948 to the late Harold Eugene Halderman and Irene Frances (Dimitri) Halderman. He graduated from Angola High School in 1966 and entered in the United States Navy where he honorably served his country from 1967–1969 during the Vietnam War. He worked at Kraft Foods in Kendallville for more than 30 years. He married Madonna Ruth Valenti on January 1, 1999 in Kendallville. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, weightlifting, swimming and fishing. Dave was a member of the Cole YMCA, American Legion Post 86, American Legion Riders, and St. John Lutheran Church.

Survivors include:

Wife, Madonna Halderman of Kendallville.

Son, John and Diana Halderman of Wawaka.

Son, Eric and Tara Halderman of Decatur, Alabama.

Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Stepdaughter, Mindy and Eric Cope of Kendallville.

Stepdaughter, Melissa “Missy” and Joe Sroda of Evans, Georgia.

Five step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. 

Sister, Susan Dolan of Kansas City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Halderman.


Funeral services will be held Monday, March 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with visitation from 11:00 AM – 1:00PM prior to the service. Pastor Curtis May will officiate the funeral service.

Burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 86, Kendallville.

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Funeral Service
March 20, 2023

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


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