Myron L. Whittaker, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
Born on March 15, 1932 in Crumstown, Indiana, Myron was the son of Russell and Sarah (Pavey) Whittaker. He graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1950.
In the former downtown Plymouth Church of the Brethren on Easter Sunday on April 13, 1952, Myron took as his wife Donna M. Brundage. They would share 58 wonderful years of milestones and memories.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army until his Honorable Discharge in 1955.
Myron was a member of the Local Teamsters Local 364, having logged several million miles in his truck driving career. In his words, he hauled “everything but mail”. He would retire in 1992, but he seemed to make himself even busier than during his working career.
He was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren. Myron also served as the Boy Scouts leader for Plymouth Area Troop 271 and 257.
Myron is survived by his children: Pamela Thomas of Plymouth, Roger (Cindy) Whittaker of Plymouth, David (Janis) Whittaker of Plymouth, Neal Whittaker of Michigan City and Vicky (David) Rich of Plymouth; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1-great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 2010; his parents; and siblings: Violet Jackson, Robert Whittaker, Ben Whittaker, Marjorie Platz, Melvin Whittaker and Delbert Whittaker.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 11-1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Life Celebrant James Smart officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth with Military Honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to Center for Hospice Care 112 S. Center St. Plymouth IN 46563.
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Ray Uhlig says
Dave, Roger and to all the Whittaker family, Please accept our humble condolence on the passing of your dad, grampa & uncle. He will be greatly missed by all. R.I.P. Scoutmaster God’s speed Myron.
Ray & Tanya Uhlig
Suzanne Gibson says
WE THE MEMBERS OF THE VFW AUXILIARY 1162 IN PLYMOUTH INDIANA
ARE SADDEN TO HEAR OF MYRON’S PASSING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW
VFW AUXILIARY 1162 CHAPLAIN
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Thinking of you.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Fred Hollett says
Dave and family, please accept our condolences for the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace.
Fred and Julianne Hollett
Ruth E Roose says
So sorry to hear of Myron’s death. He was a hero to me when I was about 10 years old. I remember that once he took at least Carolyn and I to the movies from Grandma’s house when she and Grandpa lived on 3rd and Washington street. It was a scary movie – perhaps Murder on the Rue Morgue? – and we were walking home after dark. When we came to the darker part of the walk, by the railroad track, we each held one of his hands for safety. As adults, he and Donna were always so welcoming when we visited at their home. He is remembered with love, and shall be missed.
Kevin and Donna Chaney says
So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I have wonderful memories of him as a chaperone during a Boy Scout canoe into the northern boundary waters. A very nice man.
Donna & Bob Whitmer says
Dear Pam & the Whittaker Family,
Saddened to learn of your dads passing. I enjoyed him during the time I spent with him & Amy. He was a sweetie! RIP Myron!
Marcy Shafer - Day says
I’m so sorry to hear of Myron’s passing. Your family was a huge part of our family’s growing up. I will remember both Donna and Myron fondly. Bless your family and be well.
Sue holzwart says
So sorry for your loss…your family will be in our prayers. George and Sue Holzwart
Phillip Fox says
I give my condolences to your family for the lost of Myron.God bless your family though this hard time