Jack Hathaway, 71

Jack Durwood Hathaway, 71, North Manchester, died at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born Jan. 27, 1942 in North Manchester, to Durwood and Marcella (Boyer) Hathaway.

Jack was a 1960 graduate of Central High School, North Manchester.  He then received his Bachelor's Degree from Manchester College.  He married Diane Hepler, in 1962. He then married Patsy Carol Spiegle in Silver Lake, on Feb. 25, 1984.  She died in 1998.   Jack worked for First National Bank, Claypool, owned J&R Car sales and worked for Wabash Valley Manufacturing in Silver Lake, retired from Hand Industries in Warsaw, and worked part time for Bechtel in Bedford. He was a member of Congregational Christan Church, North Manchester, and the Masonic, Eagles, and Moose Lodges.  He enjoyed fishing, sprint car racing, and western movies.  He was an excellent cook and especially loved his family.

Jack is survived by his three children, Jeff (Diane) Hathaway and Kelly (Dan) Hale both of Silver Lake, and Jaclyn (Joseph) McGuigan, Fort Wayne;  three step-children, Kim S. Graham, Warsaw, Kyle Allen, Fort Wayne, Kip Allen, Warsaw; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his sister Patricia Garrison, North Manchester.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Todd Hathaway.

Funeral services will be at  p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, Indiana with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 12-2 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Kosciusko County Cancer Society.

The memorial guestbook for Jack may be signed online at

Posted on 2013 Aug 22