David M. Vermeulen, 78, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Franklin.
David was born July 8, 1937, in Connersville, to Alfred J. and Mary E. (Bray) Vermeulen.
He graduated from Connersville High School in 1955.
David was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a machinist’s mate on the USS Gearing.
He was married to the late Linda (Maze) Vermeulen for 51 years.
David was employed by the Indiana State Police for 26 years as a road trooper then as a sergeant and operations specialist. During that time, he served two Indiana governors as driver and bodyguard. Upon retirement from the state police in 1992, he became a bailiff for the Indiana Court of Appeals, completing 43 years of service with the state of Indiana.
He enjoyed his work and was proud to serve his state and community as a police officer.
Survivors include four children, John Vermeulen of Indianapolis, Eric (Andrea) Vermeulen of Brownsburg, Brian (Rebecca) Vermeulen of California and Aaron (Brandy) Vermeulen of Whiteland; two sisters, Dolores (William) Stone of Florida and Joan Scott of Connersville, brother, James Vermeulen of Connersville; and seven grandchildren, Mali, Jake, Kali, Griffin, Riley, Ellie and Owen Vermeulen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Linda M. Vermeulen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Roman Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St, Greenwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 N. U.S. 31. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Connersville.
Information: jessenfuneralhome.com; 535-6880