Carman J (CJ) Loudon
Carman J (CJ) Loudon, 80, Depauw, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, from injuries sustained in an ATV mishap at his home.
Born Jan. 23, 1927, near Depauw, he was the son of the late Charles Julius and Lelah Borden Loudon.
He was a 1944 graduate of Corydon High School, a 1950 graduate of Purdue University School of Agriculture and served in the occupational Army in Japan during World War II. He was the fifth generation living on the family farm near Depauw where he moved in 1980 after being a resident of Washington in Daviess County for 21 years, was named Harrison County Conservation Farmer of the Year, and was a member of Unity Chapel United Methodist Church near Ramsey and Milltown American Legion Post 332. He was a member of the Harrison County Conservation Board, former president of the Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association, a former director of Indiana Beef Cattlemen’s Association, served on the Indiana Forage Council and was a supervisor for the Dairy Division of the Indiana Dept. of Health for 39 years until retiring in 1993. He was active as a leader in the Boy and Girl Scouts in the 1960s and ’70s.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Gilda Diane Gregg, in 1992.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Margherita Liva; a son, Dr. Michael Loudon of Charleston, Ill.; two daughters, Jean Loudon of River Falls, Wis., and the Rev. Laura McDonald of Palmyra; a sister, Betty Jean Robbins of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation: Monday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Funeral: Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Unity Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in Loudon Chapel Cemetery near Depauw.
Officiants: The Revs. Jeff Reed and Joe Kamman.
Pallbearers: Richard, Robert and Roy Harmon, Dale Rothrock, Bill Saltsgaver and Mike Engleman.
Honorary pallbearers: Jim Harton, Ron Dersch, Rex Bridges, Don Hill and Don Kimball.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Loudon Chapel Cemetery Association, in care of Nancy Leffler or Unity Chapel United Methodist Church.