Nancy Kerlin, 78

Nancy Joan Kerlin, 78, of Silver Lake, died at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne. 

She was born April 1, 1939, on her family's farm in the South Pleasant Community near Silver Lake, to Jesse and Doris (Young) Lynch.

Nancy was a 1957 graduate of Laketon High School.  She married Richard J. Kerlin at South Pleasant United Methodist Church, in Silver Lake on Dec. 30, 1961.  She was a farmer's wife and enjoyed collecting antiques.  Nancy was a former member of South Pleasant United Methodist Church.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Kerlin, of Silver Lake; two children, Kris J. (Leisa) Kerlin and Kelly J. (Katrina) Kerlin both of Silver Lake; six grandchildren, Lydia Kerlin, Sarah Kerlin, and Adam Kerlin all of Silver Lake, Lauren Kerlin of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Connor Kerlin and Lily Kerlin both of Silver Lake. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor William Whitaker officiating.  Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call noon-2 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Nancy may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Dec 05