Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


John M. "Jack" Sallee

24 March , 193125 July , 2019

John M. “Jack” Sallee, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on July 25, 2019. He was born on March 24, 1931, in Lowell, Indiana, a son of the late John Sallee and Neva (Iliff) Losievski. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He worked as a truck driver, driving for Montgomery Ward and Georgia Pacific. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 and the NRA. He enjoyed racing cars, woodworking, fishing, and his ham and CB radios where his handle was “Grocery Getter”. Surviving family include his daughter, Pamela S. Sallee; sons, Michael J. Sallee and Joseph T. (Renee) Sallee; four grandchildren, Autumn, Ashlee, Ashley, and Todd; seven great grandchildren; and brothers, Vernon and Rex Van Sandt and James Snyder. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Patricia (Orias) Sallee; and seven brothers. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation starting at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse.


  • Visiting Nurse


  • Visitation Monday, 5 August , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 5 August , 2019
  • Final Resting: Prairie Grove Cemetery Monday, 5 August , 2019


John M. "Jack" Sallee

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Linda Neate

21 October 2019

OMG....Today, I just saw Uncle Jack's notice of death when I looked at the Niles Daily Star online obituaries !!! I am devastated learning about the passing of my favorite Uncle !!! My husband, John, and I will be in the States for a couple of months soon and we planned on going to see Uncle Jack then. What a loss of a very special person.
Words are not enough. Love to all his family. Linda Meyers Neate xo

mark lundy

1 August 2019

hello , not sure if you will remember me , i grew up on maple lane
close to you in niles. i have often thought of your family over the years , remember being sad when your family moved away. seems to me that i remember your dad pulling someone out of a bad wreck
on those "s" curves by your house . sorry to see of his passing , felt i should pay my respects.

mark lundy

Renee Sallee

30 July 2019

Such a kind soul who welcomed me into the family 30 years ago. We will feel your loss deeply everyday.

Pamela Sallee

30 July 2019

I Love and miss you already!