Richard "Doug" Eby, 69, of Middlebury, died at 5:15 am, on Tuesday, September 24, at
his cousin’s residence in White Pigeon, MI. He was born on November 14, 1943, in
New Paris, to Charles and Erma (Holdred) Eby. Surviving is a daughter, Cinda Eby-
Blake of Franklin; a son, Michael Allen (Linda) Eby of Goshen; five grandchildren,
Zachary William Eby, Amanda Kathryn Eby-Walker, Austin Michael Chase, Andrew
Michael Eby, Eugene Eby; three great-grandchildren, Alora Poter, Jackson Walker and
Jude Walker; two brothers, Dale Eugene Eby of Columbia City, Robert Culp of
Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents. Doug had worked in maintenance
at the Essenhaus in Middlebury and earlier at Smoker Craft in New Paris. He loved
music, played the drums and enjoyed being outside around campfires.  Doug loved
people and did not know a stranger, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was an avid fan of the Cubs, Nascar, the Bears and Notre Dame. Visitation will be
from 12:00 - 2:00 pm on Monday September 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003
South Main Street Middlebury, with a funeral service following at 2:00 pm.  Services
will be conducted by Pastor Jonathan Whitley . Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery,
Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Miller-Stewart Funeral Home to assist with
expenses.  


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My condolences to the family, you do not know me but my husband and l knew Doug
when he lived in New Paris we had lots of good times together, he is in a much better
place. Sincerely Velma Yoder
From:  Velma Yoder

My condolences to Doug’s family. I had the pleasure of visiting with Doug last summer
after a much too long period of no contact. The New Paris High School class of 1962
was planning our 50th reunion and fortunately a couple of us made contact with
Doug. We also met for a breakfast prior to the reunion. Doug was in good spirits then
and didn’t hesitate to enrich my memories of some shenanigans and fun times way
back there in the 60’s. When we parted we discussed getting together again.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get that done. Our visit with Doug was precious time well
spent. I am sorry he has left us and I am grateful for the sharing and joy he gave us
last summer! Godspeed Doug on his journey!
From:  Garry D. Weybright
Richard "Doug" Eby
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