OBITUARY

Roger W. VanCamp

October 10, 1925April 6, 2018
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Roger W. VanCamp, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 6, 2018 at Heritage Park. He was born October 10, 1925 in Wells County to the late Donald W. VanCamp and Bonnie L. (Dickason) Niblick. He was a Navy Veteran, serving in the European and Pacific Theaters during WWII. He retired in 1985 as a brakeman from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 40 years. After retirement he owned and operated B & C Allis Chalmers Parts from 1991 to 2017. He is survived by his children, Marsha Kay (Steven) Ratliff and Ronald Alan VanCamp; daughter in law, Mary Lou VanCamp; brothers, James “Weed” VanCamp and Frank VanCamp; grandchildren, Jessica Sullivan, Jacob Heilman, Jeff VanCamp, and Amy Howell; four step grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Patricia (Thomas) VanCamp in 1991; son Donald W. VanCamp in 2008; two sisters; and a brother. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Preferred memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Roger W. VanCamp

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ephraim Smiley

April 28, 2018

I met R.W. VanCamp several years ago . He was kind enough to let my kids { Maplewood School Garden Angels} buy an Allis Chalmers B tractor with payments .Three years ago we bought a WD45 from him.Our relationship was a good one, we used his Allis tractors to grow food for hunger relief. He often would supply us with the parts we needed at minimal cost or no cost.... to keep them running. I think he enjoyed knowing his old tractors were being used for a good cause! He became part of our hunger relief network. He came to our meetings, social events and was well respected by everyone, I admired his determination and drive ! Last Winter he and I removed a wide front end off of a junk WD45 ,I installed it and we use the tractor everyday during the growing season. To his family you have our sympathy, but more than that we all were in awe of his grit and independent spirit. All of our lives have been changed from knowing R.W .Van Camp.

We were always throwing his name around on TV or in the newspaper because we loved him and wanted to thank him for helping us !
E. Smiley Fort Wayne Hunger Relief Network

Mary K Markley

April 18, 2018

I have such fond memories of the cookouts that Mel and I went to. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ed Poeppelman

April 9, 2018

HI
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ROGER , AND THAT I CANT MAKE IT TO THE VIEWING. WE SHARED MANY GOOD YEARS TOGETHER AT THE BUCKEYE FARM ANTIQUES SHOW . ROGER ALWAYS LOVED WHAT HE DID AND WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF OUR SHOW. WE WILL MISS HIM .
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY
ED POEPPELMAN

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