JOHN T. STILES, 61, of New Haven, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Middletown, Ohio he was an owner operator in the trucking industry for many years. The U.S. Army veteran served his country in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart. John was a member of American Legion Post 330 and the Howard Bandelier V.F.W. Post 2457. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debra; children, Angie (Todd) Mick of Fort Wayne, and Clint (Heather) Pelfrey of New Haven; mother, Marjorie Seitz of New Haven; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Stiles; and sister, Becky Davis. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at American Legion Post #330, 330 Entrance Dr., New Haven with military honors at 3 p.m. Preferred memorials are to Allen County S.P.C.A. Animal Shelter. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. For online condolences please go to

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