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Terry Lee Hiple, 84, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 9:49 a.m. on November 7, 2023, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on June 12, 1939, to Donald and Betty (Hoke) Hiple in Huntington, Indiana.
Terry was a 1957 graduate of Swayzee High School. He served in the National Guard from 1960 to 1966. He married Dixie Martin on May 28, 1961. She passed away October 26, 1990. He then married Regina (Harper) Brane on November 25, 1992. Terry was a man of many talents and wore many hats. Throughout his life he was a devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He was a mentor to many along with being a boss, business owner, and a skilled craftsman. Terry was a carpenter and owned Hiple Construction for 52 years before retiring in 2019 and turning his business to John Powell, a close family friend from LaFontaine but Terry continued working on smaller projects. He enjoyed anything that was a challenge to make. He had built a full-size stagecoach, an electric car, a cannon, and a Gatling gun. Terry was an artist and enjoyed painting. Terry was a member of LaFontaine Christian Church in LaFontaine. He was also a member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge #61, Order of the Eastern Star 301 LaFontaine Chapter, Scottish Rite, Shriners, and the American Legion Post #368 in Van Buren, Indiana.
Terry is survived by his wife, Regina Hiple of Wabash, Indiana; his mother, Betty Hiple of Swayzee, Indiana; one daughter, Amy (Darrell) Owens of Troy, Alabama; one son, Todd (Lisa) Hiple of LaFontaine, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Deborah (Guy) Blanchard of Fishers, Indiana; one stepson, Darryl (Christine) Brane of Van Buren, Indiana; four grandchildren, Bryant (Sarah) Owens, Christyn Owens, Kimberly Yates, Kevin Hiple; four step grandchildren, Adam (Brittany) Blanchard, Kevin Blanchard, Trevor (Bre) Brane, Seth Brane; four great-grandchildren, Colton, Owen, Evelyn, Brayden; three step great-grandchildren, Izzy, Harper, Hudsen; one brother, Richard (Cindy) Hiple of Swayzee, Indiana; two sisters, Merrily (Joe) Rehwinkel of Delphi, Indiana, Melody (David) Hundley of Marion, Indiana; and John Powell of LaFontaine, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Dye officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel,104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.
Preferred memorials can be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Terry Hiple's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com