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John Earl Lingenfelter, 58 years old of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2003 in Adams County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on October 6, 1945 in East Freedom, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Melvin Earl Lingenfelter and the late Ellen Emma Musselman. He married Cynthia S. Lingenfelter on July 9, 1999.

John was a member of New Beginnings Faith Center, Decatur; National Hot Rod Association (NHRA); Multi Time NHRA World Record Holder; National Corvette Museum (NCM); Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA); Adams County Lodge #127 Fraternal Order of Police; and a past member of Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (BNI).

He was owner and operator of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Decatur for the past 30 years. He also competed in Sport Compact Drag Racing with NHRA.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia S. Lingenfelter of Decatur, Indiana, two daughters, Mrs. John (Kerri Ann) Page of Frisco, Texas, and Mrs. John (Kelly Jo) Kline of Decatur, Indiana, two grandsons, Jordan Ross of Frisco, Texas, and Jonathon Kline of Decatur, Indiana, granddaughter, Olivia Kline of Decatur, Indiana, brother, Charles Lingenfelter of Charlotte, North Carolina, two sisters, Mrs. Dick (Jane) Longenecker and Mrs. Rod (Mary Ellen) Claycomb both of Roaring Springs, North Carolina, stepson, Clayton J. Carroll of Decatur, Indiana, and stepdaughter, Leah R. Carroll of Fishers, Indiana.

John was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Lingenfelter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2003 at The Bridge Community Church with Pastor Jerry Setser officiating. Interment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday, December 28 at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Indiana.

Preferred memorials are to Adams County Memorial Hospital Extended Care Unit or New Beginnings Faith Center.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Griffith, Rob Vanderhart, Clayton Carroll, Joe Jolly, John Kline, Tom Cress, Greg Krauss, and Gordon Holloway.
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