Robert Ferguson, 93, of Leesburg, Indiana, died on 11/2/2009 at 3:20 pm at his residence. He was born on June 16, 1916 in Jefferson County, Indiana.
Robert was born to R. Frank and Nell (Wallace) Ferguson. he graduated from Purdue University in 1938 with a Bachelor in Science degree in Agriculture and then served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech 4. He married Julia P. Peek on May 31, 1942 in Washington, Indiana and then moved to Kosciusko County from Madison, Indiana in 1946.
Robert founded Ferguson Farms Incorporated, Leesburg,Indiana feom 1946 to 1995. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Warsaw and former director and life member of the State Poultry Association.
He was also a member of the Purdue Alumni Club.
Robert is survived by 2 Sons;
Robert P. (and spouse Jane) Ferguson, Leesburg, Indiana
Bruce A. (and spouse Sandy) Ferguson, Warsaw, Indiana
Heather (and spouse David Chui) Ferguson, Los Angeles, California
Sarah Ferguson, Mason City, Iowa
David Ferguson, Molakia, Hawaii
Daniel Ferguson, Leesburg, Indiana
Jason Ferguson, Warsaw, Indiana
Jackie Ferguson, Warsaw, Indiana
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 am. Calling hours will be 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral chapel on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Burial will be at Stony Point Cemetery, Clunette, Indiana.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Robert and Julia Ferguson Scholarship Fund, C/o Kosciusko Community Foundation, 102 East Market Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.