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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Richard C. Lessing

December 10, 1929June 17, 2020
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Richard C. Lessing, 90, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. He was born on December 10, 1929 in Argos, Indiana. Richard was a son of the late Robert F. and Elnora (Overmyer) Lessing. He actively served in the United States Navy during the Korean War on the USS Polaris as part of Task Force 77 for two years. Richard received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State (Trine) University in 1961. Richard faithfully labored at International Harvester as a Project and Design Engineer, retiring with over 32 years. He attended the Southwest Assembly of God Church for 14 years. Richard and Sally also travelled the world, spreading the gospel and the word of God. Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sally Lou (Hampton) Lessing; sons, Rick (Darlene), Barry (Deborah), and Scott (Marilyn); nine grandchildren; and 24 great- grandchildren. Also preceding him in passing was a grandson; one great- grandson; and brothers, Calvin and Robert T. Lessing. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals 6810 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation beginning at Noon. Burial to follow the service at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be made to VFW post 421.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Final Resting Place: Prairie Grove Cemetery

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Donna Lessing Kutzner

June 25, 2020

I am thankful for the visit to Canada so that we got to meet and visit with my cousin. We had a great time singing together. He loved the Lord and his life was an example of Gods love. Look forward to meeting him and singing together in heaven.

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