OBITUARY

Lee Wise

March 14, 1936March 30, 2021
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Melford Lee Wise, 85, of Brazil, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He was born on March 14, 1936, in Indianapolis to John and Esther (Conder) Wise.

Lee is survived by his wife, Lynn Wise of Brazil; son, John Wise and wife Rene’ of Poland; daughter, Tish Goss and husband Kerman of Cloverdale; step-daughter, Sarah Goff and husband Kenneth of Fairbanks; grandchildren, Mistie Miller, Nikki Medley (Garrett), Robert Wise (Jessica), Amber Presslor (Nick), Jacob Wise (Beth), Autumn Shake (Jimmy), Christy Minton (Jerry), Holly Goss, and Justin Shepherd; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Mitchell Warner; brothers, Alfred Wise and Thomas Wise; and a sister, Patricia Adams.

Lee proudly served in the Indiana Air National Guard, retiring in 1996. He began his career in Indianapolis and transferred to Terre Haute while the base was still being built. He worked in Life Support Operations while he was stationed at Hulman Field. After his retirement, Lee worked as a contractor for Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 2 in Brazil.

In his younger days, Lee enjoyed playing golf, softball, and bowling. He even enjoyed scuba diving when he was working in Saudi Arabia. Lee liked to go bird hunting and deer hunting. A history buff, he enjoyed both American history and local history. Most of all, Lee enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at the funeral home. Lee will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by American Legion Post 2 of Brazil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Stephen Couchman

April 3, 2021

Lee was fun to be around and a good friend! He was a professional always concerned about the aircrew and his co-workers. A RACER at heart and a great member of the RACER family who will be missed. May God Bless!

Diana Maples

April 2, 2021

Tish, I am so sorry to hear about your dad.I was his house keeper when he was in rehab at providence health care.I met you one day when I was cleaning his room, and you touched my heart when you told me about your son. I gave you the coffee cup with the bible verse from Joshua....be strong and courageous.Your dad was discharged before I could give him my email to give you. Please feel free to get in touch with me anytime, this is my work email, it's the only way to contact me.If I'm off work I will respond to you as soon as I get back on schedule. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God bless you and keep you in His hands. Diana

Christopher Sheffler

April 2, 2021

Gonna miss you Lee. You were there for my whole stint at Hulman, from 6/79 to retirement in 3/96. You were always the friendly face in the Squadron, and did an excellent job training the new troops working in your shop. You were also fun on deployments. Somehow, you always found the best places to eat. Miss you, Chris Sheffler

Andy Whitt

April 2, 2021

I Worked with Lee (Mel) for many years at Hulman Field and remember his retirement well. Wishing his family condolences and prayers. Lynn and Mel will always have a special place in my heart.

Louis Lete

April 1, 2021

Mel Wise was a good friend and co worker for the years I worked at the Indiana Air National Guard. Him and I dug a well at his home out in the country near Brazil, IN a lot of years ago, I don't think it was to successful though. Looking back on that, it was a dangerous undertaking, but it never caved in on us, we never thought we were in danger. Mel was always the life of the party, a really good guy, and a person responsible for many wonderful memories. Louis Lete

Don Altemeyer

April 1, 2021

Lee Wise had a crucial role in his support of so many pilots. We could simply assume that our life support was ready. And we knew that every part of our PE would done his way... and no other way.

Blessings from one of his fans from the Hun Days...Altimeter

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Biography

Melford Lee Wise, 85, of Brazil, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He was born on March 14, 1936, in Indianapolis to John and Esther (Conder) Wise.

Lee is survived by his wife, Lynn Wise of Brazil; son, John Wise and wife Rene’ of Poland; daughter, Tish Goss and husband Kerman of Cloverdale; step-daughter, Sarah Goff and husband Kenneth of Fairbanks; grandchildren, Mistie Miller, Nikki Medley (Garrett), Robert Wise (Jessica), Amber Presslor (Nick), Jacob Wise (Beth), Autumn Shake (Jimmy), Christy Minton (Jerry), Holly Goss, and Justin Shepherd; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Mitchell Warner; brothers, Alfred Wise and Thomas Wise; and a sister, Patricia Adams.

Lee proudly served in the Indiana Air National Guard, retiring in 1996. He began his career in Indianapolis and transferred to Terre Haute while the base was still being built. He worked in Life Support Operations while he was stationed at Hulman Field. After his retirement, Lee worked as a contractor for Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 2 in Brazil.

In his younger days, Lee enjoyed playing golf, softball, and bowling. He even enjoyed scuba diving when he was working in Saudi Arabia. Lee liked to go bird hunting and deer hunting. A history buff, he enjoyed both American history and local history. Most of all, Lee enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at the funeral home. Lee will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by American Legion Post 2 of Brazil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net