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Gale VanWagner

Gale Basil VanWagner

Wednesday, September 29th, 1943 - Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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Gale VanWagner, 77, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 17th at his home. Born in Kendallville to the late Basil and Lucille VanWagner. Gale retired from Advanced Machine and Tool after 25 years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Gale especially enjoyed being the conductor of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Train for 5 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda; their children, Samuel, Rhonda (James) Sappenfield, and Frederick (Teri Weaver); grandchildren, Kourtney, Logann, Bray Sappenfield, Austin Dunakin, Shaylee Seth, and Noah VanWagner; sister, Bev (Tim) Shriner; brother, Paul (Karen) VanWagner; sister in law, Joan VanWagner. Gale was preceded in death by brothers, Jack and Duane. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 3pm with calling from 10 am until service time, all at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services (6557 N Clinton St) Preferred memorials in Gale’s honor may be made to The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or Parkview Home Health and Hospice. Kindly wear masks and observe social distancing.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Location
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Address
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Address
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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annette willson

Posted at 12:18pm
Many prayers to Linda &family. Gale will be truly missed by many,he will be remembered for his wonderful laugh. Gale was a true friemd & would do anything he could to help others. He loved life to its fullest! Bruce & Annette Willson
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Bruce Eberly

Posted at 06:25am
So sorry to hear about Gale's passing. I worked with Gale for years and we spent a lot of time together installing equipment for a number of ABB facilities. He was a hard worker and our customers loved working with him. To today I can still hear his wonderful laugh. He will be missed.
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Randy, Lisa, Kaitlyn, Kristen, & Luke VanWagner

Posted at 04:09pm
With loving memories of "Gale VanWagner", y'all are in our thoughts as we pray for God's peace and comfort for y'all.
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