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    Diane Sigler

    Diane Sigler Garrett Diane K. Sigler age 55 of Garrett, IN died September 13, 2019. Diane was born May 9, 1964 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Roy and Sandra (Nodine) Shank. Diane was a GNA at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN for 25 years, retiring in 2017. She married Joel N. Sigler on August 27, 2018 in Garrett, IN and he died November 15, 2018. Diane is survived by her mother: Sandy (Jim) Richmond, Garrett, IN; father: Roy Shank, Garrett, IN; 4 daughters: Charity L. (Ray) Soto, FL; Crystal Looney, B…

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    Timothy O’Brien

    Timothy O’Brien Garrett Timothy (Timmy) Francis O’Brien age 59 of Garrett, IN and formerly of Toledo, OH died August 11, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 27, 1960 I Detroit, MI to Loretta (Takas) Bearringer and William T. O’Brien. Tim’s talents, to name a few, as a draftsman, a story teller whilst making people laugh, teaching himself to play the Guitar, cooking, enjoying and testing the limits of cherished lifelong friendships, all making him a memorable character. Tim…

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    Lorraine Reuck

    Lorraine Reuck Elbert, Colorado Elbert, Colorado – Lorraine F. (Tarlton) Reuck, 75, of Elbert, CO, formerly of Garrett, passed away on Saturday August 24, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Ceder Creek Cemetery, rural Garrett.  Please check back for more complete obituary information.  Local arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 CR 56, Garrett.  www.thomasfuneralhome.org Elbert, Colorado – Lorraine …

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    Norma Mack

    Norma Mack Auburn, IN Norma J. (Allen-Sullivan) Mack, 95, of Auburn, passed away August 27, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett. Surviving are her children Phil (Chris) Allen and Jyl (Wally) Mattes, one brother and numerous other relatives.  Service dates and times are pending with Weathers Funeral Home, 106 S. Shelby St., Salem, IN 47167. Please, no flowers.  In lieu of flowers, offer a memorial to First United Methodist Church, Auburn or DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice, Aub…

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    Anthony Goss Sr.

    Anthony Goss Sr. Garrett Anthony William Goss Sr 31, of Garrett passed away on August 9th 2019 at 10:50pm surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 25th 1987. Anthony was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting of any kind and running beagles was his passion. He was a member of AKC, UKC and PKC kennel clubs. But most of all Anthony loved his family and friends and spending time with his kids and all his nieces and nephews. Anthony always spoke his mind no matter who was around but everyone …

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    Lois Pollard

    Lois Pollard Goshen, IN Lois Davidson Pollard age 90 of Goshen, IN died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Greencroft, Goshen, IN. Lois was born on March 25, 1929 in Garrett, IN to Walter and Shirlie (Smith) Davidson. Lois was a GHS graduate of 1947. She worked from 1955-1961 in African Mission Work, 7 years as the librarian at Messiah College – Mechanicsburg, PA, 4 ½ years in Albany , NY- retiring in 1977, and lived 26 years in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She moved to Goshen in 2004. Her husband W. Carl P…

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    Irene Molargik

    Irene Molargik Garrett Irene M. Molargik age 94 of Garrett, IN died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Majestic Care of West Allen. Irene was born May 21, 1925 in Whitley County to George H. and Hazel M. (McCreary) Owen. She married Leo F. Molargik Sr. on June 21, 1947 in Ege, IN and he died January 1, 1988. Irene worked in assembly at Garrett Flexible for 8 years, retiring in 1973. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN. Irene is survived by 2 sons: Robert Lee (Verneda) Mol…

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    John Lingar Jr.

    John Lingar Jr. Avilla John H. Lingar Jr. of Avilla, IN died Monday, August 5, 2019 at DeKalb Health – Auburn, IN surrounded by his loving family. John was born on November 15, 1961 in Kendallville, IN to John H. Lingar Sr. and Mildred (Gibson) Lingar. John enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers and playing baseball, basketball and football with his friends. He loved watching the playoffs, Big Ten Tournament and the Super Bowl. He lived in Garrett, IN most of his life, until he became …

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    Robert Leslie Jr.

    Robert Leslie Jr. Garrett Robert Martin Leslie Jr. age 61 of Garrett, IN died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at his residence. Robert was born September 15, 1957 in Bradenton, FL to Robert Martin Leslie Sr. and Newana (St. Amour) Leslie. Robert is survived by his mother: Newana Williams, AZ; 3 daughters: Kerensa  Leslie, Garrett, IN; Stephanie Lyons, OR; Brittany Morris, OR; 2 sons: Christopher Leslie, Ft. Wayne, IN; Gabriel Leslie, SD; 2 brothers: Steven Leslie CA;  Michael Leslie, MS; an…

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    James McPheeters

    James McPheeters Garrett James “Gary” McPheeters age 85 of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Gary was born September 11, 1933 in Garrett, IN to C.G. and Orpha M. (Brown) McPheeters. Gary married Gloria J. Mossberger on March 16, 1957 in Garrett, IN. He was a maintenance and tool & die foreman at Dana Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1988. Gary was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Garrett American Legion Post #178 for 63 years, VFW and Garrett Eagles. Gary is survived by h…

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    Diana Sleeper

    Diana Sleeper Auburn Diana L. Sleeper age 71 of Auburn, In died Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Diana was born November 10, 1947 in Garrett, IN to Jack G. and Dorothy (Owens) McPheeters. She was a factory worked and member of the First Church of Christ – Garrett, IN. Diana is survived by 3 daughters: Monica (David) Simpson, Auburn, IN; Danielle Sleeper, Auburn, IN; Katie Konkle, Auburn, IN; brother: Jack McPheeters Jr., Garrett, IN; 3 grandchildren: K…

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    Aric Ostman

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    Peggy Tarlton

    Peggy Tarlton Garrett Arrangements for Peggy Ann (Sutton) Tarlton are pending at this time. Arrangements for Peggy Ann (Sutton) Tarlton are pending at this time. View   Send Flowers

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    Olive “Irene” Allen

    Olive “Irene” Allen Huntertown Olive “Irene” Allen age 97 of Huntertown and formerly of Auburn, IN died Friday, June 21, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Irene was born May 18, 1922 in Albion, IN to George W. and Gertrude (Weimer) Daum. She was married to the love of her life, Merton D. Allen on September 20, 1941 in Ray, IN and he preceded her in death. Irene worked as the head  book keeper at the Auburn Rubber Company for 20 years, retiring in 1959. She was a m…

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    Paul Rich

    Paul Rich LaOtto Paul Leroy Rich age 77 of LaOtto, IN died Friday, June 21, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Paul was born August 25, 1941in Frankfort, IN to Paul L. and Ruth I. (Judd) Rich. He married Nancy K. McCray on May 12, 1974 in Hoopeston, IL. He was a freight conductor on the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 28 ½ years, retiring in 1992. Paul was a United States Marine Veteran and member of the United Transportation Union. Paul is survived by his wife:… …

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    Mary Kock

    Mary Kock Auburn, IN Mary “Linda” Kock age 80 of Auburn, IN died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Linda was born September 18, 1938 in Garrett, IN to William A. and Edith (Mattox) Duerk. She married Max G. Kock on July 18, 1959 in Garrett, IN. Linda was a registered nurse at Parkview Hospital for 41 years, retiring in 2001. She graduated from Garrett High School in 1956 and Ball State University in 1960. Linda was a member of the Garrett Presbyterian…..

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    Gary Kleeman

    Gary Kleeman Garrett Gary S. Kleeman age 71 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Gary was born March 21, 1948 in Garrett, IN to Donald M. and A. Katharine (VanFleit) Kleeman. Gary worked for the Garrett Police Department for 23 ½ years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Garrett American Legion and Garrett Eagles. He is survived by his daughters: Stefanie (Mike) Mortimore, Kendallville, IN; Kelby Delauder, Fort Wayne, IN; brother: Jeff (Elaine)…

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    Bradley Clemons

    Bradley Clemons Garrett Bradley Wayne Clemons age 39 of Garrett, IN died Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was born August 19, 1979 in Auburn, IN to Kenneth W. and Patricia (Roark) Clemons. He married Kimberly Chittenden on June 11, 2013 in Garrett, IN. Bradley is survived by his wife: Kimberly Clemons, Garrett, IN; mother: Patricia Clemons, Garrett, IN; daughters: Hannah Clemons, Garrett, IN; Liberty Reinoehl, Garrett, IN; son: Cayden Clemons, Garrett, IN; step daughters: Carly Kessler, Auburn, IN;…

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    Alan Seely

    Alan Seely Auburn Alan R. Seely age 63 of Auburn, In died Monday, April 8, 2019 at his lake home in Plymouth, IN. A Celebration of Life Service is pending at this time. Alan R. Seely age 63 of Auburn, In died Monday, April 8, 2019 at his lake home in Plymouth, IN. A Celebration of Life Service is pending at this time. View   Send Flowers

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    Clifford Wells

    Clifford Wells Corunna, IN Clifford “Ray” Wells age 72 of Corunna, IN died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Corunna. Ray was born May 24, 1946 in Paoli, IN to Norman B. and Emma L. (Almand) Wells. He married Donna L. Phelps on March 5, 1993 in Martinsville, IN. Ray retired from Allison Transmission in Indianapolis as a factory worker. Ray moved to Corunna in 2013. Ray was a member of the NRA and loved to hunt for mushrooms, deer and turkey. Ray is survived by his wife: Donna L. Wells, Corunna, IN;…

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    Diana Lynne Buhler

    Diana Lynne Buhler Garrett, IN Diana Lynne Buhler “Tennesse” received her wings at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. Diana was born on June 4, 1962 daughter of Earl and Lorraine Buhler of Lebanon, Tennessee. Diana graduated from Lebanon High School in 1981, and was an accomplished saxaphone player for the Blue Devils band. She had fond memories of playing recreational softball and was an avid member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. In fact, she was saved on top of Mt. Royal Gorge, Ridgecrest, N…

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    Marguerite Smith

    Marguerite Smith Garrett, Indiana Marguerite Aleane (Dirr) Smith, 99, stepped into Glory Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN where she had been living since 2014. She previously had lived her whole life in Garrett, IN.    She was born on November 26, 1919 to James J. and Clara B. Dirr of Garrett.  She graduated from Garrett High school in 1938 and in summer 2018 attended the all school reunion as a 80th Year alumna.   After …

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    Kenneth Sliger

    Kenneth Sliger Fort Wayne Kenneth P. Sliger age 87 of Ft. Wayne, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN.  Kenneth was born October 29, 1931 in Garrett, IN to Karl W. and Clara (Miller) Sliger. He married Reba E. Knapp on August 26, 1961 in Garrett, IN. He worked as a brakeman on the B & O Railroad for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He and Reba lived on Big Turkey Lake in Lagrange County for several years before mo…

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    Donald Smith

    Donald Smith Garrett Donald Eugene Smith died on February 11, 2019, at the age of 88 at his home in Garrett, Indiana, surrounded by his family. Don was born in Henry County, Indiana, to Howard and Helen Smith. Both parents died when he was young, and he was raised in a farming family by his grandparents, John and Bertha Smith.   He was president and valedictorian of his Knightstown, Indiana, high school graduating class, and he went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, wh…

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    Alan Wiechart

    Alan Wiechart Garrett, IN Alan L. Wiechart age 81 of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Alan was born August 14, 1937 in Lima, OH to Cletus and Margaret (Harter) Wiechart. Alan married Connie K. (Tuttle) Yarian on March 10, 2001 in Garrett. Alan was a utility driver at B.F. Goodrich – retiring in 1993 after 32 years. Alan was a U.S. Army veteran – serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Alan was a member of the Church at Garrett and …

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    William Molargik

    William Molargik Corunna William L. Molargik age 94 of Corunna, IN died Sunday March 17, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. William was born August 18, 1924 in LaOtto, IN to Frank and Frances (Ludwig) Molargik. He married Regina Antoszkiewicz on September 14, 1963 in Bronson, MI. William was a brick layer and farmer William was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN, Knights of Columbus Council #1790, B.A.C. Local #4 – Indiana and Kentucky William is survi…

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    Dora Chittenden

    Dora Chittenden Fort Wayne Dora June Chittenden, age 89 of Fort Wayne, IN died Monday, March 4, 2019 at Kingston Care – Ft. Wayne, IN. Dora June was born December 11, 1929 in Garrett, IN to John A. and Lenora M. (Osborne) Chittenden. Dora June is survived by her nieces and nephews: Brian (Darcy) Chittenden, Bryan, OH; Michael (Nancy) Chittenden, Garrett, IN; Sandra (Calvin) Stevens, Garrett, IN; Tammy Johnson, Garrett, IN and Kimberly Clemons, Garrett, IN. Private family burial will take plac…

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    Ferdinand Thurman Jr.

    Ferdinand Thurman Jr. Fort Wayne Ferdinand H.P. Thurman Jr., age 52 of Ft. Wayne and formerly of Garrett, IN died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 3, 1966 in Auburn, IN to Ferdinand “Ferd” H.P. Thurman Sr.  and Beverly Joan (Fike) Thurman. He worked in the family’s rubber factory in Garrett and was recently doing home remodeling. He was a member of the Garrett Presbyterian Church. Ferdinand is survived by his mother: Beverly Joan Thurman, Garrett, IN; s…

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    Ricky Graham

    Ricky Graham Pleasnat Lake Ricky L. Graham age 57 of Pleasant Lake and formerly of Garrett, IN died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Laurels of DeKalb – Butler, IN. Ricky was born April 20, 1961 in Auburn, IN to Richard P. Graham Sr. and Berniece (Diehm) Graham. Ricky was a master mechanic at Yoder Ford for many years. Ricky is survived by his daughters: Lindsay Collins, St. Joe, IN; Brittany Tittle, Fremont, IN; son: Nathan Clingan, Charleston, SC; 7 grandchildren; brothers: Don Graham, P…

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    Henning Sorensen

    Henning Sorensen LaOtto   On Saturday, February 16, Henning Sorensen, loving husband and father, died at the age of 91.  Henning was born on April 15, 1927 in Denmark to Jens and Kirstine Sorensen. The oldest of three children, the family included his brother Erling and sister Lis. Henning worked on the family farm in Paarup for much of his early life. He decided to move to the United States, and was accepted into a farm exchange program that would begin in the fall of 1953. In the …

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    Ilien Tarlton

    Ilien Tarlton Hudson Ilien Mae Tarlton age 91 of Hudson, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Saturday, February 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Ilien was born January 30, 1928 in Garrett, IN to Louis C. and Marguerite (Gregory) Bloom. She married Calvin Lee Tarlton on July 29, 1950 in Garrett, IN and he died January 24, 2006. Ilien was a press operator at Electric Motor, retiring December 22, 1989. She was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church. Ilien is survived by her son:…

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    Richard Kruger

    Richard Kruger Auburn Richard “Dick” Wayne Kruger age 85 of Auburn, IN and formerly of Garrett died Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 11, 1934 in Garrett, IN to Charles E. and Theresa (Crary) Kruger. He married Thelma C. Bartels on October 26, 1952 in Garrett, IN. Dick was a lifetime meat cutter and owner of Kruger’s Market. He was a member of the First Baptist Church – Garrett, IN; Garrett Elks and Eagles and was a 20 years member of……

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    Eva Reffner

    Eva Reffner Garrett Eva Jean Reffner age 97 of Findlay, OH and formerly of Garrett, IN was called home on Thursday morning , January 31, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital – Findlay, OH. Eva was born on November 17, 1921 in Garrett, IN to Arthur K and Nell (Pool) Hickman. On August 5, 1950, she married Robert Glenwood Reffner. He has been waiting for her in heaven since September 20, 1989. She was a lifelong resident of Garrett, with the exception of the 7 years in Findlay, OH and 7 years in P…

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    Tanner Smith

    Tanner Smith Garrett, Indiana Garrett – Tanner Boone-Bryant Smith, 5 years old, passed away at his home outside of Garrett on Wednesday Jan 23, 2019.  Tanner was born on May 15, 2013 in Auburn to WIlliam “Bud” Smith and Kayla Hall, who survive.  He was a remarkable child who’s smile was infectious.  Rarely sad, Tanner loved unconditionally.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Taryn Smith at home, and a half brother of Georgetown, TX; maternal grandpare…

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    Richard Swert

    Richard Swert Garrett, IN Richard J. Swert age 87 of Garrett, IN died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Parkview Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Richard is survived by 6 children and several Grandchildren. As per his wishes – no services will be held. Richard J. Swert age 87 of Garrett, IN died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Parkview Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Richard is survived by 6 children and several Grandchildren. As per his… View   Send Flowers

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    James Haynes

    James Haynes Garrett James M. Haynes age 81 of Garrett, IN died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Jim was born March 17, 1937 in Garrett, IN to George Herber and Ida M. (Yarde) Haynes. Jim married Joy E. Stump on August 11, 1963 in North Liberty, IN and she died September 21, 1989. He later married Chloe A. Gramling on January 5, 1991 in Garrett, IN. Jim was a lifelong farmer and member of the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren – Auburn, IN. He was also a member….

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    Irma Kees

    Irma Kees Irma M. Kees age 95 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Irma was born September 27, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN to Ernest H. and Joyce E. (Rennecker) Hutton. She married Willard D. “bud” Kees on October 4, 1941 in DeKalb County and he died November 8, 1987. Irma was a homemaker and member of the First Church of Christ – Garrett, IN. Irma is survived by 2 sons: Larry O. (Judy) Kees, Auburn, IN; Teddy… Irma M. Kees age 95 of Garrett, IN …

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    Rodney Dunham

    Rodney Dunham Garrett Rodney W. Dunham age 88 of Berne, IN and formerly of Garrett, In died at 1:00 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Swiss Village Nursing Care, Berne, IN. Rodney was born February 10, 1930 in Rock Island, IL to David W. and Florence (Kromminga) Dunham. Rodney married Phyllis J. Rosell on August 10, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN. Rodney worked in management at International Harvester, retiring in 1985. Rodney was an Army Korean War veteran and member of the Garrett United Methodis…

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    Paul Grube

    Paul Grube Fort Wayne, IN Paul Greg Grube age 62 of Fort Wayne, IN died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Parkview Hospital – Parkview Supportive Care. Paul was born October 25, 1956 in Fort Wayne, IN to Buddy Paul and Jane (Schulthess) Grube. He married Cheryl A. Bauman on December 2, 1983 in Auburn, IN. Paul worked on the assembly line at Dana – Ft. Wayne, IN for 35 years.  Paul also worked as a janitor for FWCS and the National Air Guard, retiring in 2007. Paul’s hobbies were car racing,….