Paul David "P.D." Dwyer February
Paul David Dwyer,
known by many simply as “P.D.,” passed away on the morning of
Thursday, February 16, 2017, in his Chapman Lake home, Warsaw, Indiana. He was 82 at the time of his death.
Born on November 8, 1934, in Fort
Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of David John and Mary Elizabeth (Runkle)
Dwyer. He graduated from St. Paul
Catholic High School, Marion, Indiana, in 1952 and attended Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana, before earning an Associate of Science in
Drafting from University of Chicago.
P.D. entered active
service with the United States Army on September 28, 1955, in Indianapolis,
Indiana. As a Private, he was
assigned to the 14th Medical Detachment where he served as a medical
corpsman. SP4 Paul Dwyer was
honorably discharged from active duty on September 6, 1957, from Fort
Sheridan, Illinois. He served for
four more years with the US Army Reserves before discharging in September
On July 26, 1958,
P.D. was united in marriage to Sondra “Sonnie” King in St.
Paul’s Parish, Marion, Indiana.
Together the two shared 58 years and many happy memories.
P.D. graduated from
the School of Banking at University of Wisconsin. He worked in banking and finance for
16 years before purchasing Dwyer’s Mobile Home Park at Chapman Lake
which he has operated with his family since October 26, 1979.
He had a good sense
of humor and was always joking.
He was very social and rarely knew a stranger. He enjoyed wood working, having built
bird houses, planes and many other things. He loved fishing and watching Notre
Dame Football; he was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and IU basketball fan. He was a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.
Above all, he was a family
man – a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
experienced his everlasting love and treasure his memory include his wife,
Sonnie Dwyer of Chapman Lake; four children: Jeff Dwyer of Leesburg, Greg
(Becky) Dwyer of North Manchester, Lori (Ray Marple) Horney of Warsaw, and
Doug “David” Dwyer of San Jose, California; seven grandchildren:
Tiffany (Michael) Moore of Silver Lake, Justin (Kathrine) Dwyer of Silver
Lake, Amber (fiancé, AJ Hicks) Dwyer of Corpus Christi, Texas, Heather
Dwyer of Gainesville, Florida, Sara Dwyer of Gainesville, Florida, Jordan
(Desiree) Horney of Dutton, Alabama and Lauren (Cody Cyr) Horney of Warsaw;
and six great-grandchildren: Lillian, Hunter, Taylen, Jaxson, Brody and Jase.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, David and Mary Dwyer; his mother and father-in-law,
Gerry and Paul King, and a son-in-law, Joseph Scott Horney.
Friends may join
family to share memories and for a time of visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on
Monday, February 20th in Titus Funeral Home at 2000 East Sheridan Street,
Warsaw. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 125 North Harrison Street, Warsaw; a visitation will take place for one hour
prior. Father Andrew Nazareth
will officiate the local services.
Burial will be in
Marion National Cemetery at 2 PM.
Military honors will be conducted by active duty members of the US
Army and by members of the Marion American Legion.
Gifts in memory of
P.D. may be made to the Sacred Heart Scholarship Fund, 125 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, IN
The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor
to care for the family of P.D. Dwyer.
Information from Titus Funeral Home website (2-15-2018)
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