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Joseph Duran Caron

March 25, 1954 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 67)


Joseph Duran Caron, age 67, of Kendallville, IN passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Caron was born on March 25, 1954 in Kendallville, IN to Robert Caron and Mary Jo (Babin) Fleck.  Joe was a lifetime motorcycle mechanic and was extremely dedicated to his craft.  He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, mushroom hunting and sitting outside “Watching the woods wake up.”   Joe loved to go swimming with his girlfriend, Nell and their canine companions.   Joe loved being on his Harley and working on his friend’s bikes.  He was a man who always made time for his friends and known to put everything on hold to rush to a scene, where a friend needed their motorcycle fixed.  Playing cards with his sister Valerie and a good cup of coffee were a couple things Joe really appreciated.  Joe loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by them all.  

Survivors include:
Longtime Girlfriend, Janelle “Nell” Johnson of Stroh, IN.
Daughter, Joie Dameron of Kendallville, IN.
Daughter, Shay Bell of Fort Wayne, IN
Daughter, Carly Caron of Kendallville, IN.
Granddaughter, Candis Dameron and Stephanie Brown of LaGrange, IN.
Granddaughter, Abbie Dameron and Kyle Fennell of Kendallville, IN
Grandson, Spencer Dameron of Kendallville, IN. 
Grandson, Kamarien Bell of Wolcottville, IN.
Granddaughter, Kahmya Bell of Wolcottville, IN.
Granddaughter, Kahlea Bell of Wolcottville, IN.
Granddaughter, Josie Lattimore of Kendallville, IN.
Grandson, Kobe Bell of Kendallville, IN.
Granddaughter, Rowan Yutzy of Kendallville, IN.
Granddaughter, Kameisha Bell of Fort Wayne, IN.  
Mother of his children, Peggy and Tom Tassler of Wolcottville, IN.
Aunt, Rosalee DeBoard of Albion, IN.
Step-Father, Donn and Teresa Fleck of Millersburg, IN.
Nephew, James Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN.
Niece, Jamie and Tim Fugate of Wawaka, IN.
Niece, Renee and Mike Weaver of Crown Point, IN.
Cousin, Cheryl Kimmel of Goshen, IN.
Cousin, Gregory “Petey” DeBoard of Goshen, IN.
Cousin, Christopher DeBoard of Goshen, IN.  

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, Dorothy (Babin) Caron, sister, Valerie Christian, and nephew, Jeromie Thomas.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 with times and location pending at this time.

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