Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Wayne A. Fravel

September 5, 1936January 24, 2020

Wayne A. Fravel, 83, of Columbus, passed from this life Friday, January 24, 2020, at Four Seasons Health Care Center. He was born in Columbus September 5, 1936, the son of Ralph and Ella Brown Fravel. He married Carol Redicker December 20, 1959 in Seymour. After 29 years, Wayne retired from Cummins Engine Co. in 1987 as Director of National Accounts; following retirement he was a District Representative for Aid Association for Lutherans. His calling in life was teaching and preaching the Gospel. Wayne was a Bible study teacher for many years and made five mission trips to Africa and one to Israel. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church. For recreation he enjoyed golf and playing bridge. Survivors include his wife of 60 years; daughter, Kimberly (Allan) Miller of Columbus; son, Bradley (Catherine) Fravel of Blacksburg, VA; sister, Virginia Vela of Ventura, CA; grandchildren, Rachael (Ben) Eckert of Delaware, OH, Mitchell Miller of Columbus, and Emma, Anna and Eric Fravel of Blacksburg, He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lori Ann Dobbins; and brother, Ralph L. Fravel. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church, 9550 N 700 W Elizabethtown, IN, with Pastor Tracy McIntyre officiating. Visitation is 4~8 p.m. Monday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 10:00 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. Private burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Seymour. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Community Church or Clarity.


  • Carol Fravel, Wife
  • Kimberly (Allan) Miller, Daughter
  • Bradley (Catherine) Fravel, Son
  • Lori Ann Dobbins, Daughter (deceased)
  • Ralph L. Fravel, Brother (deceased)
  • Virginia Vela, Sister
  • Rachael (Ben) Eckert, Grandchild
  • Mitchell Miller, Grandchild
  • Emma Fravel, Grandchild
  • Anna Fravel, Grandchild
  • Eric Fravel, Grandchild

  • Crossroads Community Church
  • Clarity


  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Private Graveside Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Wayne A. Fravel

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Freddy Vela

January 31, 2020

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Carol and the Fravel family for the loss of my Uncle Wayne. I have very fond memories of my time in Indiana one summer when I was 15. Wayne took me fishing and introduced me to McDonald’s hamburgers for the first time. He was always easy-going, humble and kind, had a good sense of humor and made you feel comfortable at all times. He is at home with his heavenly father now but will surely be missed back here on earth. Freddy

Mary Lotz

January 28, 2020

Carol and family I’m so sorry for your loss . It was always a pleasure to cut Wayne‘s hair and talk with him. He shared so many life events and I would listen not to miss a detail. I know the last year had been tough and I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers . May God watch over and comfort your family through these times.

Austin Kron

January 28, 2020

I am sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.