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David Bruce Powers

October 27, 1966January 5, 2021
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David B. Powers, age 54, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was born on October 27, 1966 in Hillsdale, Michigan to John and Betty (Hoag) Powers.

Dave graduated from Quincy High School in 1985. He played football for Quincy High School and was on the varsity team as a Freshman.

Dave married Trina Marie Wiler on July 29, 2000 at the Fremont United Methodist Church. He was a business owner of Powers Automotive in Fremont , Indiana, since 2009. He was a mechanic for many years and was always available to anyone that needed him. Most of all he loved his family and friends. His two granddaughters were the light of his life. They love their Papa. He was always ready for a good time. He was the life of the party. His laugh was infectious and could always make you smile. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed feeling the wind on his face while riding his motorcycle with his wife, or on the beach soaking up the sun. Dave touched a lot of people's lives and will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Trina Powers of Fremont, Indiana, his children, Amber (Jonathon) Schmidt of Angola, Indiana, Naomi (DJ) Abbott of Fremont, Indiana, Brandi Powers of Angola, Indiana, and Heydon Lown (Jillian Derrickson) of Coldwater, Michigan, two granddaughters, Reese and Ryenn Godfrey, four brothers, Jim (Amy) Powers of Coldwater, Michigan, Dan (Darlene) Powers of Angola, Indiana, Paul Powers of Angola, Indiana, and John (Amy) Powers of Union City, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm Friday, January 15, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church, 560 West 400 North, Angola, Indiana 46703.

Following the Steuben County Health Department guidelines facial masks, social distancing and 25 people at a time will be allowed into the church.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later time.

Memorial donations may be directed in care of the family to be used for a memorial fund through the Steuben County Community Foundation for the Fremont Vocational Trade School .


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Naomi Abbott

January 16, 2021

Where do I even start? I never knew someone could be so influential in my life. You always taught me to let the small things go and never settle. I am so glad to have had you in my life during some of my most trying times. I will never forget you bringing me out of those dark moments. You always knew how to cheer me up or make me laugh with your sarcastic comments. You are going to be missed greatly. I am going to miss your late night texts asking me to help fix up your back, horsing around with the girls making them giggle or calling us and forcing us to go to dinner with you and Mom. I can hear your voice telling me “You know I think the world of you, always have,” and it brings tears to my eyes. You thought you were pretty lucky to have us all in your life, but I don’t think you realize how blessed we all were to have you in ours! I love you to the moon until we meet again!

Brandi Powers

January 16, 2021

There are too many memories and not enough words to describe how missed you will be. You had the best life advice. You could always fix every problem that came up with a smile and a sarcastic comment. There wasn't anything you wouldn't do for your kids. I love you so very much. To the world you were just a guy but to me you will always be my daddy.

Amber Schmidt

January 16, 2021

So many memories. I’ll miss his smile, his laugh, his witty humor, and his sarcasm. I’ll never forget the Eskimo kisses and the butterfly kisses, the endless tickling as a child, and his strong arms that took all the pain away when I was sad. The best memories I have are sitting in the garage or shop just talking and being together. There were many life lessons in that garage. There were many fun adventures, camping, going to the beach, amusement parks, and sledding on the big hill, just to name a few. It didn’t have to be fancy as long as we were together. He was always thinking ahead and planning for the future. He always seemed to be one step ahead. He was my dad, daddy, daddio and I will always be his little girl.

Michael Lilley

January 14, 2021

I met Dave through an auto shop owners group, Shop Fix Academy, and upon our first meeting, I remember his warm smile and welcoming personality, just one of those guys that you just like immediately. We never spent a lot of time together, but when we saw each other face to face he was always quick to ask how I was doing as if we had been friends for years. People like that are not easily forgotten and I will remember his smile and look forward to seeing him again when our Lord returns to gather us together with him in the clouds

Laura Shane (Dennis)

January 13, 2021

There were many times that I visited Dave in his shop. Of course, he was nothing but happy to see me. He knew my family well and treated us with so much respect. There were times that we couldn’t afford what needed to be done and he was ALWAYS there to help us. I will be forever grateful that he touched my life. Sending so many prayers to the family and friends grieving his departure to heaven.

John and pat Schmidt

January 10, 2021

Dear Trina and family we are very saddened to hear of the loss of Dave. We continue to pray for your family. Love John and pat

Chad Emrick

January 10, 2021

Tricia & family,

Haven’t seen you all in years but this I know for sure Dave was a solid guy, always willing to lend a helping hand. His smile was calming and laugh infectious. Please know you have my sympathies no matter how long it’s been. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. God speed Dave!

Chad Emrick
Sykesville, Maryland

Karen Manchester

January 10, 2021

Dear Trina and family,
We are very sorry for your loss . David was a very nice man. He was always very respectful and polite. And he was always a lot of fun. He will be missed very much by his family and friends. We are sending our sincere condolences. We love you.
Uncle Mike, Aunt Karen and family.

Cheryl Parsons

January 9, 2021

Amber, Brandi & the rest of families. So sorry to hear about David. I had met David through the honor of sharing Amber & Brandi's school activities & Amber & Jonathan's wedding. Cheryl Parsons

Cecil Fugate

January 8, 2021

Will definitely miss Dave and his joyful attitude. He could always fix my cars! Prayers for His entire family.