Source: News Journal, August 3, 2011

Herbert A. Underwood (1933-2011)

Herbert A. Underwood (1933-2011)Herbert A. Underwood, 78, of North Manchester, Indiana died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born January 23, 1933 in Wabash County, Indiana to Elmer A. and Rachael C. (Kissinger) Underwood. After his mother's death in 1937, he was raised by his father and step mother Opal M. (Knapp) Underwood.

Herb was a 1951 graduate of Chester High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne in 1958. He married Carolyn Sue Metzger in North Manchester on September 6, 1964. He worked for E.W. Vanho & Associates in Fort Wayne while he attended college, and after graduation he became a partner with the firm. He started Underwood Engineering and Survey, in North Manchester. He served 2 terms as the Wabash County Surveyor. He also worked for the Wabash County Highway Department as the County Highway Engineer from 1991 until his retirement in 1996. Herb was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Deming Masonic Lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, the Eel River Shrine Club, and was a former member of the North Manchester Kiwanis Club. Herb was a US Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Underwood of North Manchester; 4 children, Ann (Dennis) Bollenbacher of Rockford, Ohio, Julie Rhodes of Torrington, Connecticut, Eric M. (Lesa) Underwood of Rochester, New York, and Kelli Underwood of Chicago, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Aaron Rhodes of Canton, Ohio, Darcy Warren of Troy, Ohio, Jackson Underwood, Carter Underwood, and Betsy Underwood, all of Rochester, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Frances Coon.

Funeral services will be held at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Kevin DeKoninck officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester, and 1 hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. There will be a masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the North Manchester United Methodist Church or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.