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Derald 'Snooky' Magers

86 year old, Derald ‘Snooky’ Magers of DeMotte passed away April 7, 2017.

Snooky was born on January 27, 1931 in Rensselear, Indiana to James and Marie (Hanaway) Magers. He was a lifetime area resident. He worked as an inspector at Standard Forge in East Chicago, Indiana for 18 years, while he worked as a self-employed painter contractor for 60 years, and a salesman who sold Awnings. Snooky was a member of the Son’s of the American Legion Post #440. He loved to fish, trapping, taking care of his yard, garden & swimming pool, playing tennis and he especially loved to ride roller coasters.

Derald is survived by his children:  David (Jeannie) Magers, Donna Wireman, Charlotte (James) Goodwin, Karen (Dole) Crego, Randy Magers, Tina Stinson, Betty Stinson, & Roy Harrell, 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 5+ great-great-grandchildren, siblings: Shirlene Dreher and Sharon Ramirez.

Derald was preceded by his parents, first wife: Mytrle, second wife: Pat, son Ronald Magers, grandchildren: Heather Craft & James Goodwin Jr.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Services for Snooky will take place at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with Pastor Bob Rawlins officiating. Interment will follow at the DeMotte Cemetery.


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