October 1, 1930 - April 30, 2019
“Pete” Fore, 88, formerly of Middlebury passed away on Tuesday April 30, 2019
at Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart. He was born October 1, 1930 in Elkhart to
Kenneth and Thaetta Fore. “Pete” was married August 10, 1991 to Jeanne, she
survives along with children Gregg (Nancy ) Fore, Middlebury; Bart (Debbi)
Fore, Elkhart; Terri Schwartz, Osceola; Donna (Michael) Pangburn, Mishawaka
and Sally Lego, Schoolcraft, MI. Also surviving are grandchildren Richard
(Aubrey) Fore, Derrick (Jackie) Fore; Sharon (Daniel) Krunk, Alan (Autumn)
Fore, Bryan (Sarah) Fore, Jake (Avril) Stinson, Madison Pangburn, Sarah
Bleything, Jacob Bleything; 16 great grandchildren and his sister, Colleen
(Bob) Sedam, Green Cove Springs, FL.
“Pete” was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Richard (Sherri) Fore
and Van (Julie) Fore; two sisters, Aileen Jeffries and Jean Crume; one brother
Billie G. Fore.
Kenneth was nicknamed "Pete” as a youngster and retained that moniker
throughout his life. He graduated from Concord High School in 1948,
participating in varsity basketball and drama activities. "Pete” became a tool
and die apprentice and journeyman prior to becoming part of the Management
Team at Taylor Products in Elkhart, eventually becoming the Plant Manager. In
1968 he left Taylor Products and joined Coachmen Industries in Middlebury
becoming Vice President of Operations and retiring after 25 years in 1995.
“Pete” and his wife Jeanne owned and operated Foregotten Treasures, an
antique store in Middlebury from 1995 through 2007.
“Pete” was very active in helping to found the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club
as well as serving as spokesman for the opening of the Middlebury Greencroft
community. He and his wife were the recipients of the Middlebury Book of
Golden Deeds Award. They were also the 2008 Beacon of Light Award
recipients from the Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club annual
Shoup-Fore Golf Outing is also named in honor of “Pete” and Jeanne. He was
well known throughout the area for his ability to repair and recondition lamps
of any style or age; a talent and interest he gained from his father. As part of
his interest in antique lamps, he started "The Traveling Light of Hope", a lamp
that was passed to people in the Middlebury area who were suffering from
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 6,
at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. A memorial
service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 7, also at the funeral home,
services will be officiated by Minister LaVern Miller. In lieu of flowers memorials
may be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury or Center for Hospice
Care, Elkhart. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
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Pete was a great guy. Ours prayers go out for each of you.
From: John and Sara Baker
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Dear Jeanne and family: With sadness we read of Pete's passing and pray
God's comfort and peace upon you.
From: Dan & Amy Petry
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We always enjoyed running in to Pete and Jeanne when we went out to eat.
Somehow we always seemed to go to the same restaurant. Special people.
From: Denny and Cindy Overholser
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What a wonderful man and great fellow worker. Pete brought the best out of
everyone and will be much missed.
From: Gary Groom
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Pete made many friends with his outgoing personality and interest in others
lives. He will be missed by the many. Thoughts and prayers.
From: Donna & Tom Kauffman
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Pete was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. He was also helpful and
kind to everyone. Jeanne I will be thinking of you and your family's. I wanted to
come today but I am heading to Illinois for my Brother-In-Laws funeral. Hope I
can you see again soon.
From: Sue Robinson-Henderson
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Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of loss. We so
appreciated Pete's friendly personality & love for people & our Middlebury
community. We will continue to remember him as we enjoy his handiwork in
our home...our beautiful lamp. We love you Jeanne.
From: Todd & Cindy Lederman
Kenneth "Pete" Fore