David C. “Dave” Vendrely, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Dave was the son of the late Cletus and Miriam Vendrely. Dave graduated from Leo High School and attended IPFW. Dave was a High School and College Basketball Referee for 45 years which he loved dearly. During his working career he was a brick mason, and scheduled referee’s for high school and college games for many years. Dave coached little league baseball in Leo, loved watching sports, fireworks, gardening, and grilling food for his family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Oberley; children, Angie (John) Marshall, Heather (Doug) Ostrowski, Lorraine (Rob) Vendrely, Joy (David) Nelson, Tricia (Brian) Snow, Skyler Vendrely, Zach Vendrely, Darren Vendrely; 12 grandchildren; siblings, Judy (Frank) Dwyer, Peggy (Steve) Stiver; sister-in-law, Meredith Vendrely; and brother-in-law, Karl Scheumann. Dave was preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Vendrely and Cindy Scheumann. Calling will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Monday, November 23, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street, with a private service to follow. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to NEIAOA (North Eastern Indiana Athletic Officials Association).
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