Chester E. “Chet” Garrison, 83, a Marshall County resident most of his life, died from an apparent heart attack at his residence, 9358 State Road 17, Plymouth, on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 8:04 a.m. Chet was born in Winamac on March 9, 1920, the son of George W. and Lilly Marie Martin Garrison. He attended Knox High School. During World War II, he served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Plymouth Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1162. The post will provide military graveside honors at his burial. On January 13, 1940, in Knox, Ind., Chet and Cleo L. Short were married. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as the custodian of the Plymouth Post Office for 19 years, retiring in 1983. He was an avid gardener with a green thumb; he loved to grow things. He also enjoyed reading. Chet is survived by his Cleo, his wife of 63 years and by their two sons, a daughter and their families. His children are: Larry R. and Sandra Garrison, Plymouth, and Dennis E. Garrison, Monroe, Ala. His daughter, also of Plymouth, is Joyce A. and Spike (Deacon) Sinders. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. together with a sister, Geraldine and her husband Samuel Presta, of Illinois, also survive. Chet was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2003, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Dr. David Moffett-Moore, pastor of the First United Church of Christ, will officiate at Chet’s funeral services in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2003. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Indiana. Gifts in memory of Chet may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.