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Carved my Father

I started carving this a year ago or more. Finished the month he left this earth for Heaven. Below is a pic and his Obituary. I saw him and cared for him almost daily for 8 years. I sure to him and I am thankful for all the time we spent together. I have no regrets.

Lynn William Elarton, 84 years old of Temperance, MI, formerly of Morenci, Michigan, for over 50 years, went into everlasting life peacefully at the Hospice Center of Northwest Ohio on Friday, April 5, after many health complications. Lynn Was born in 1939 to Earl and Evelyn Elarton; he grew up on a farm and enjoyed the small-town life, with its simplicity and friendships. Lynn was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Hanoi, Germany, from 1955-57. He also worked as the Assistant Superintendent serving the City of Morenci for years before becoming a wallpaper hanger and professional Painter. He was employed with Chas. F. Mann Painting of Toledo, Ohio, and was a member of the Painter Union Local 7. In 1991, Lynn was involved in a horrific auto accident, which left him with many injuries, including a closed head injury. After a year of rehabilitation, Lynn fought his way back to independence through hard work, determination, and a lot of therapy. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture and his family and friends throughout his life. He worked on the most challenging crossword puzzles and enjoyed reading the news. In 2015, Lynn moved to Temperance to be closer to his son for increased help and care. Lynn resided at Moongate Senior Apartments during his eight years in Temperance. There, he made many new friends. He also became friends with many people from Compelled Church in Temperance, the church his son, Rev. Nate Elarton, is the Lead Pastor and founder. He loved his Wednesday morning visits with his friend Al Lawrence and others who would stop in, bring food, and check on him.Lynn Loved his family and stayed connected through phone calls and visits. He will be remembered for his work ethic, quick wit, and fantastic storytelling ability. He was a kind, generous, loving friend, dad, brother, and grandpa. He was constant and always available. He will be greatly missed.Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Evelyn, a brother, Alan, his former wife and friend, Patricia Murphy, stepsons Patrick Green and Steve LeVeck, and grandchildren Amber Darcie Fee and Josh Leveck. He is survived by the kids he had or raised as his own, Nathan (Wendy) Elarton, Pam (Kevin) Arquette, Mark (Tricia) LeVeck, and Amy (Bob) Boothman, son-in-law Mike Fee, and daughter-in-law Darlene Leveck. His Brothers Dennis and Larry (Bonnie) Elarton, and Sister Karen (Larry) Kast.   Lynn loved his 13 Grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren dearly.The family will have a private graveside service at a later date per Lynn’s wishes.

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