OBITUARY

Merrill Lynn Dafforn

November 20, 1938March 16, 2018

Merrill “Lynn” Dafforn, 79 of Markle, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 16, 2018 at his residence. Lynn had worked for 22 years at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1984. He then was a Farrier for 30 years retiring in 2015. Lynn was a 1957 graduate of East Union High School in Wells County. He later served in the US Airforce due to the Berlin Crisis, serving from ’61 to ’62. Lynn was a Member of the Zanesville United Brethren in Christ Church, and the former VFW in Markle. He was a Charter Member of the Indiana Farriers Association. Lynn painted Barn Quilts for over 10 years, finishing over a 100 paintings. He had a lifetime love of horses and rode most of his life. One of his proudest accomplishments is that he donated over 32 gallons of Blood during his lifetime to help others.

Lynn was born on November 20, 1938 in Allen County, a son of Vernon and Mary (Jones) Dafforn.

He was united in marriage to Caryl A. Habegger on September 16, 1961 in Ossian, IN. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter: Jana Conover of Des Plaines, IL; two sons: Erik (Kezia Endsley) Dafforn of Carmel and Scott Dafforn of Indianapolis. Four grandchildren: Alex, Piper, Ryan and Christopher. Two brothers: Dan (Marjoria) Dafforn of Fort Wayne and Jack (Pat) Dafforn of Ossian.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kirby Dafforn.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Zanesville United Brethren In Christ Church, 3092 W. Broadway, Zanesville with Pastor Tom Datema officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the services at the Church.

Interment will be at the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.

Memorial donations can be made out to the Zanesville United Brethren in Christ Church or to the American Heart Association. Both can be sent in care to Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

  • FAMILY

  • Caryl Dafforn, Wife
  • Jana Conover, Daughter
  • Erik Dafforn, Son
  • Scott Dafforn, Son
  • Dan Dafforn, Brother
  • Jack Dafforn, Brother
  • Vernon Dafforn, Father
  • Mary Dafforn, Mother
  • Kirby Dafforn, Brother
  • Four grandchildren: Alex, Piper, Ryan and Christopher
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Erik Dafforn
  • Ryan Dafforn
  • Christopher Dafforn
  • Scott Dafforn
  • Alex Dafforn
  • Kirby Sink
  • Mike Dafforn
  • Jon Rekeweg
  • DONATIONS

  • Zanesville United Brethren In Christ Church
  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Funeral Wednesday, March 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Merrill Lynn Dafforn

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Jim Aschliman

March 25, 2018

Caryl and Family,

Sorry to here of Lynn's passing. Lynn was our farrier for a number of years before retiring from his second career. He always took great care of our horses, especially Brandy our 34 year old mare. Lynn always was helpful and shared his experience in a quite and respectful way. We became friends over the years and is remembered with a smile.

Jim, Brooke and Allie Aschliman

Julie Bennett

March 24, 2018

Erik--
I am very sorry for your loss. Words and condolences are a small comfort, but know my family will be praying for yours.
God Bless,
Julie

Beth and Carol Linville

March 22, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Armstrong

March 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing.
We were at Roanoke Friday morning for breakfast and he was there with his group.
Please take care.
Our thoughts are with the family.
Kent/Karen Neuhauser

Joe and Barb Hanauer

March 20, 2018

Dear Caryl, Jana, Eric, Scott and Family
We are so saddened to read of Lynn's passing. We are so sorry we are not back in Indiana to support you during this difficult time. Many great memories of days gone by and good times with Lynn. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We will see you in April.
Hugs and Prayers
Barb and Joe

Angie Ford

March 19, 2018

Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. We have many wonderful memories of Lynn taking care of our horses. Our youngest daughter, Melanie, loved to keep him company while he worked. We will certainly miss seeing him at Nick’s on Saturday morning.
Jeff and Angie

Chris Cotton

March 19, 2018

Caryl, Jana, Erik, Scott, and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I rarely have the words for this type of thing but I hope it helps to know you are all in my prayers. Losing a loved one, no matter the circumstances, is ever an easy thing. Knowing others care and the sharing of memories are helpful though. And on that note, I learned a valuable lesson from Lynn once about not guessing who a man is solely by his shoes.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

March 19, 2018

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Sue (Ervin) Meyer

March 19, 2018

Just saw this obit on TAB. Caryl and Erik, so sorry to see this. Always were such friendly and helpful people when the boys were in college. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Sincerely, Sue (Ervin) Meyer.

Dana Vavrek

March 18, 2018

There are to many memories with Lynn. He was my farrier for so many years,he was a part of my child hood. I just can't believe he is gone. He was such a wonderful man!! I wish I could be there just know that he was greatly loved and he will be missed. Love you Lynn..