Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Stanley DeWitt

Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by Cass County Online

On October 23, 2021, Sgt. Stanley DeWitt will be laid to rest near his parents and siblings in the Royal Center Cemetery – nearly 71 years after his death.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced last month that DeWitt, 18, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 5, 2020.

In late 1950, DeWitt was a member of Medical Detachment, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea.

You can read the full press release here: Soldier Accounted for from Korean War (Dewitt, S.)

RETURN TO CASS COUNTY
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Fisher Funeral Chapel says:

A Dignified Transfer of Remains Ceremony will be held at the Indianapolis International at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Current protocol will allow 12-15 family members will take part in the airport ceremony. They will be able to follow in procession as his casketed remains are brought from Indianapolis to Logansport via St. Road 29/U.S. 421 N. (Burlington Ave.) east on Market through downtown then north on 6th Street and Michigan Avenue to Fisher Funeral Chapel. The approximate time of arrival in downtown Logansport will be 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The community is encouraged to participate as we bring Sgt. DeWitt home. (Please note – this is a change in our previous instructions when it was expected to be an evening flight.)

FUNERAL SERVICE & PROCESSION
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

The funeral service paying tribute to the life of Sgt. Stanley Lee DeWitt will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, Indiana. Rev. Carolyn DeWitt (whose husband, Wendell, was just ten-years-old when his cousin Stanley went missing in action) will officiate at the service.

A public visitation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral chapel on Oct. 23.

Following the service, the funeral procession will travel through downtown Logansport via Chase Road to Michigan Avenue to 6th Street then west on Broadway to West Market Street where the procession will eventually head north on U.S. Hwy. 35 towards the Royal Center Cemetery.

Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army. The Cass County Honor Guard will assist as the Color Guard. The Indiana Patriot Guard will provide a flag display and motorcycle escort to the cemetery.

The public is encouraged to line the procession route on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, with a patriotic show of support as we bring this hero home to his place of rest.

You can read the full obituary here.