LESTER “BUTCH” L. CARTWRIGHT, 65, of New Haven, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Thomas and Helen Cartwright. The Vietnam veteran served his country in the US Marine Corp. He retired in 2007 from Fort Wayne Transmission and AAMCO. He is survived by his wife, Carol Cartwright; children, Larry Cartwright, Melissa Cartwright, Rachel Cartwright, and Joe (Tabbi) Cartwright; siblings, Lynn Hibler and Terry Cartwright; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Thomas Cartwright and Edith Sauter. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Pastor David Stecker officiating. Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne with military honors. To share online condolences please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com.

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