Joseph D. Barnette, Sr.
Joseph D. Barnette, Sr., 101, passed away February 27, 2010. He was b
orn November 12, 1908 in Rochester, Indiana. A lifelong resident of Indiana, he lived in South Bend
until 1969; in Culver , IN at Lake Maxinkuckee until 2006 and presently resided in Indianapolis at Hoosier Village.
His business career started in the backroom operations at the bank in South Bend, Indiana now known as
First Source Bank, eventually working his way up to become President for over 20 years. Mr. Barnette was
also elected president of the Associates Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed finance company.
After Associates Corporation was acquired by Gulf and Western, he was then elected to their board and
served in that capacity until his retirement.
Mr. Barnette was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor George N. Craig, the Silver
Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and numerous other business and community awards.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 78 years,
Frances E. (Aitchison) Barnette
; two sons,
Joseph D. Barnette, Jr.
and wife Charlene of Indianapolis and Dennis A. Barnette of Chicago; three
grandchildren, John C. Barnette of San Francisco, CA, Michael J. Barnette of Indianapolis and Anne B. Zalubowski
and her husband Matt of Annapolis, MD.
Memorial services will be private.
If you wish, a memorial contribution may be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 School Street, Culver,
Indiana 46511 or your own favorite charity. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Leppert Mortuary,
Nora Chapel 740 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN. www. leppertmortuary. com
Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2010
South Bend Tribune March 3, 2010
Culver Citizen 11 Mar. 2010