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Dan L Phares
November 7, 1957 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Dan L. Phares, age 65, of Ligonier, Indiana, entered God’s Kingdom on the morning of August 31, 2023. He was born November 7, 1957, to Wilton and Ruby Phares. He married the love of his life and the woman who would stand by his side through thick and thin, Kimberly Smith, on June 11, 1977. Dan tirelessly and faithfully supported his family by farming with his father, Wilton Phares, and brother, Steve Phares. He was a man of faith who loved the Lord and was a lifetime member of Cosperville Baptist Church.
He was the most loving and devoted husband, father, and grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Phares, sons Bradley (Janelle) Phares and Tyler (Kellie) Phares; daughter Kristen (Netra) Try; grandchildren Jared (Tasha) Morley, Logan Phares, Tenlee Phares, Kooper Phares, Tucker Phares, Anduin Try, and Ruby Try; and great-grandson Jackson Morley plus one more on the way. He is also survived by his siblings Steve (Paula) Phares, Doug Phares, and Diane (Allen) Perlich, his mother-in-law, Marlene Smith along with many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Wilton and Ruby Phares, and daughter, Amanda Phares, who was born sleeping, and father-in-law, Ron Smith.
Funeral Service will be 11:00am Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor James LaFollete will officiate. Burial will be at Wright Cemetery near Albion. Pallbearers will be Clint Phares, Roger Jett, Norman Lortie, Phill Stoll, Jared Morley, and Eric Strater.
Visitation will also be held from 3-8pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at the funeral home.
Memorials in Dan's memory should be directed to Cosperville Baptist Church.
To sign the online guestbook or to leave a condolence, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com