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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RICHARD L. MACKIN, 79, died on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Village Oaks, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Howard and Evelyn Mackin. He was a member of Martini Lutheran Church, New Haven. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War; was a member of the New Haven Adams Township Fire Dept.; he was a former fire chief of Adams Township Fire Dept. #1; was honored by the Allen County Firefighters Association as Firefighter of the Year 1986; and was a 50 year life member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. He retired in 1982 from Dana Corp after 32 1/2 years. He is survived by his children, Michael L. (Cathy) Mackin of New Haven, Robert L. (Stefanie) Mackin and Emma Jean (Jean) Smith, both of Fort Wayne, Darla J. (Michael) Drew of Auburn and Janet A. (David) Burke of Ossian; siblings, Thomas Mackin Sr. and Phyllis Statler; grandchildren, Kevin (Shelley) and Adam Drew, Nathan and Jordan Burke, Michael and Jenna Mackin, Kimberly and Kristen Smith, and Stephanie and Kaitlyn Mackin; and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2003; and brother, James A. Mackin Sr. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Matt Kohl officiating. Calling is from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a I.V.F.A. memorial service at 8 p.m. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to I.V.F.A.A. Mary Mackin Scholarship Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association . For online condolences visit

POSTED: 06/25/11 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: Obits