Funeral for former US Rep. Mark Souder to be held Oct. 8

September 30, 2022 GMT
FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2010. Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died at age 72. Souder disclosed in Jan. 2022, that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2010. Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died at age 72. Souder disclosed in Jan. 2022, that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2010. Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died at age 72. Souder disclosed in Jan. 2022, that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2010. Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died at age 72. Souder disclosed in Jan. 2022, that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2010. Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died at age 72. Souder disclosed in Jan. 2022, that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The funeral for former U.S. Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana will be held on Oct. 8.

Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, died Monday. He was 72.

Souder disclosed in January that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. He said a biopsy taken during surgery revealed a large cancerous mass on his pancreas.

Souder was running for a ninth term in the U.S. House when he abruptly resigned in May 2010 after admitting to an extramarital affair with a woman who worked in his congressional office.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne, with calling one hour before, FairHaven Funeral Home has posted on its website.

Calling also will be held 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the church, the funeral home said.