Dustin Elshire, 29

Dustin Lee Elshire, 29, Amboy, died 7:33 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, as a result of a car accident. Dustin was born on Feb. 6, 1984 in Wabash.

He was the son of Marty L. Elshire, Amboy, and Kathryn J. (Helfin) Reed (Jeffrey), Motana.

Dustin attended Ivy Tech Trade School and was a Journeyman Drywall Finisher. He has worked for the last several months at the New Chrysler Transmission plant at Kokomo, as a Union Painter.

He is also survived by his three precious children, Kole Daniel and Ashton Richard Elshire both of Portage, Ind., and Kaylee Ann Elshire, Kokomo; paternal grandparents, Leo and Rosalie Elshire, Amboy; aunts, Tamra (Elshire) Draving, Marcy (Elshire) Dillon and Linda Helfin (Pretorius); uncles, Denny Elshire and Jon Helfin; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Eleanor Helfin.

As we celebrate the time we had with Dustin, remember all the happy tracks he left on our hearts. Whether if it be the crooked smile that made you wonder what he was up to, that story where he could convince you that he could fish a shark out of a mud puddle, or even his love for the outdoors. Dustin was a fishing fanatic; he also loved hunting for animals and mushrooms. That love can only be surpassed by the love he had for his children. As Dustin roams his new happy hunting grounds, remember he is still with us in the raindrop that kisses your cheek, the wind that blows your hair, and the star that flickers the brightest in the sky. He will live on through his children. Embrace and celebrate the life of Dustin Lee Elshire that we were so lucky to be a part of.

A time of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m.,  at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel with Rev. Billy Hesketh officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.

Posted on 2013 May 03