Samuel’s Obituary Samuel Antony McDermit, age 22 of Elwood, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Muncie near Ball State. He was born July 18, 1996 in Anderson, the son of Mark C. and Natasha G. (Kirzhner) McDermit. Sam was a 2015 honors graduate of Alexandria High School. He attended Purdue University and Ivy Tech College, and was currently in his junior year at Ball State University where he was majoring in teaching as he planned to teach Biology and Chemistry. Sam was recognized during high school as a member of the National Honor Society and member of the Tigers football team. He was a 10-year member of Madison County 4-H; was a 4-H Junior Leader; and served as President of his 4-H Club for 2 years. Sam was an accomplished gymnast for 13 years with the Bonnie & Sheri’s studio in Elwood, and he competed all over the U.S. in numerous competitions. Sam attended Shiloh Friends Church with his family. He was active in his family’s farm life from a very young age and also worked at Kildow Stables and the Norm & Jan Jackson Sheep Farm. Sam had traveled to Russia to visit his extended family, and this trip was very memorable for him. In his free time from college, he enjoyed social gaming, working and exhibiting livestock, watching football, and especially spending time with his family and friends. One of Sam’s greatest qualities was always being more concerned about others than himself. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Sam’s family includes his parents, Mark and Natasha McDermit of Elwood; sister, Katie (husband Evan) Staton of Ft. Wayne; maternal grandmother, Tatiana Kirzhner of Moscow, Russia; aunts and uncles, George (wife Donna) McDermit of Greencastle, Harold McDermit II (wife Patti) of Lapel, Christina (husband Dale) Griffin of Cutler, Linda McDermit of Elwood, Marla McDermit of Elwood, and numerous cousins and extended family members. Sam was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Evelyn McDermit; maternal grandfather, Gregory Kirzhner; and uncle, Donald Lee McDermit. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. A funeral service honoring Sam’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Simmons of Shiloh Friends Church officiating. Burial will follow in Forrestville Cemetery in rural Summitville. In honor of Sam’s 4-H involvement, memorial contributions are suggested to Madison County 4-H Investment Fund through the funeral home. Online expressions of condolence may be made at copherfeslermay.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Samuel Antony McDermit July 18 1996 February 1 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Elwood, state: Indiana