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Ashton DeGrief, 85, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 11:04 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Aperion Care, Peru.
Born on July 6, 1932, he was the son of John Ashton and Ellouise Coppock DeGrief.
On Oct. 26, 1963, he was married to Sharon Smith. They were wed for 45 years. She survives, residing in Logansport.
A 1950 graduate of Logansport High School, Ashton had been a general contractor, builder and draftsman. He and his wife created the Eastwood Estates and the Long Tree Lane boulevard east of the city.
Aston was the superintendent for the 1970s expansion of Logansport High School and the hospital in Monticello following the tornado in 1974, to name only a few of his many projects.
He was a member of the Logansport Elks.
Surviving are children, Steve Smith, Arcadia, Christi (Mike) Scott, Fort Myers, Florida, Jane (Tom) Lytle, Lake Cicott, Jennifer (Losh) Voigt, Oak View, California, Dirk (Jodi) DeGrief, Logansport, and Debra (Jim) Karabin, Kokomo; grandchildren, Keshia Karabin, Justin Mora, Kayleigh Collard, Thomas Lytle, Lucas Lytle, Zane Lytle, Loshel Voigt, Joshua Voigt, Sharon Smith, Arthur Smith, Gilbert Voigt and Jorge Voigt; step-grandchildren, Carter Jones and Madison Jones; great grandchildren, Conner Collard and Harper Collard; and brother-in-law, Jim Hoffman, Logansport.
Preceding in death was a sister, Dianne Hoffman.
A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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