OBITUARY

Robert W. Wenger

December 4, 1943November 27, 2019
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Robert W. Wenger, 75 passed away Wednesday November 27, 2019 at his home in New Haven, IN surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 4, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Roger W. and Deloris E. Wenger. Robert graduated from South Side High School in 1963 and earned his Bachelors and Masters in Forestry from Purdue University. He was a Military Police officer in the Army stateside and in Germany. Robert worked for Purdue Forestry Research Farm for 5 years and then retired as a salesman with Orkin after 30 years of service. His memberships included Salem United Church of Christ, where he had been an Elder and Deacon, American Legion Post 296, and the Masonic Lodge # ( 170 ). He enjoyed forestry, the outdoors and spending time in the woods mushroom hunting and fishing. Robert was an avid Boilermaker fan. Throughout Bob's life his greatest joys came from God, family & friends. If we could talk to him today he would tell us that " I can see clearly now." Robert is survived by his wife Karen L. Wenger of New Haven, IN; son, Kyle Wenger of Fishers, IN, daughter Holly (Ted) Feipel of New Haven, IN; grandchildren, Olivia, Nicole and Alex Wenger, and Todd, Austin, Brooke, Erika Feipel; brother Thomas (Diana) Wenger of Fort Wayne, IN. and aunts, cousins and nephews. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Tuesday December 3, 2019 Salem United Church of Christ 2401 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne IN 46805 with calling one hour prior. Calling also on Monday December 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the church. Masonic Service will be Monday 7:30 pm. Final resting place in Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne, IN. Preferred memorials may be made to Salem United Church of Christ. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Prayer Service, Preferred Memorials

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Nicole Wenger

December 29, 2019

One memory that I will always cherish is when Grandpa would randomly hand us grandkids a mint from his pocket. He always carried enough mints for each of us to have one! When I have kids of my own one day, I plan on telling them about their great grandfather and how he was famously known for giving out mints. My house will always be stocked with them!

One of my last memories I have with my grandpa is spending the afternoon and evening with him at his house. We watched lots of jeopardy and shows like that for hours! We talked about random things and both had our fair share of ice cream (We were out of sherbet so we both had peppermint). There were not a lot of times were it was just my grandpa and I. Normally, other family members or my cousins would be with me. So it meant a lot to me that I was able to spend quality time with my grandpa Bob, aka Hammerhead!!

Love your favorite and first born granddaughter,

Nicole Marie Wenger

TED FEIPEL

December 18, 2019

One favorite memory with Bob is,when I asked for his daughter Holly's hand in marriage. I told Bob that I loved her and want to marry her, and he said ,"well... it shows, she's pretty expensive, I hope you can afford her". I then showed him the ring I bought her. When Bob saw the ring he said, "Wow....don't show Karen". I told Bob that she's going to see it sooner or later. We then went inside and showed Karen. I thought this was the perfect memory to share because I was pretty nervous asking a guy if I could marry his daughter,not to mention it was the biggest thing I ever did at the time. Bob was a great father-in-law , and will be missed.......Ted

Karen Wenger

December 18, 2019

To my loving husband,
When we get to the end of our lives together, the house we had, the cars we drove, the things we possessed won't matter.
What will matter is that I had you, and you had me.
Our motto was "Just one lifetime won't be enough for us."
Always, your Missy

Todd Feipel

December 17, 2019

My favorite memory of my Grandfather is doing my "leaf project" in Middle School. Him graduating from Purdue with a degree in Forestry made it the easiest project ever. I just told him what leaves I needed and we drove around until he spotted one! It was incredible to watch.

Rest easy

Erika Feipel

December 17, 2019

I will always be reminded of Grandpa when I smell tobacco or see mints. I weird thing that I will always remember of my grandpa is his hair. Now he didn’t have much, but it was just enough for us granddaughters to mess it up for him. You didn’t have to do much to make his hair stick straight up like a troll doll. I will miss picking on him & him thinking about how ornery I am.

Amy Septer Serafini

December 14, 2019

Holly and I were childhood friends. I remember Mr. Wenger as always smiling. He was always kind. I can picture him in the family room reading the newspaper. I also remember him as The Orkin Man! Thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing him.

CHERYL BAILEY

December 1, 2019

WHAT A FUN GUY AND OLD GOOD FRIEND. I HAD WORKED WITH HIS WIFE KAREN AT WANE-TV, CHANNEL 15 AND WAS BLESSED TO BE IN THEIR WEDDING. YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BOB, AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO KAREN AND HIS FAMILY

Holly Feipel

November 30, 2019

Looks like he has a pretty awesome family!!!! We were given 9 extra years he should’ve had thanks to God my mom and his doctors.

Brooke Feipel

November 30, 2019

Throughout my childhood, grandpa Bob would ask me to do favors for him and in return he always said he would dance at my wedding. This has been something that I have always cherished and although it is not a moment I will be able to share with him, I am happy to have this memory and am thankful for all of the times I was able to see the smile on his face when he would share the comment with me. I am comforted by the photos that we are able to look back on especially those of him dancing with grandma Karen at their 50th wedding anniversary (posted below). I am so very fortunate to have shared the first 21 years of my life with role models as wonderful and caring as my grandparents.

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