Melvin E. Winegardner

Last Updated on July 8, 2016 by cassnetwork

winegardnerMelvin E. Winegardner, 83, Logansport, passed away at 9:18 a.m. , Friday, July 8, 2016 in his residences

Born March 26, 1933 in Cass County, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Edith (Conrad) Winegardner.

On April 21, 1956, in Cass County, Melvin was married to Wanda J. Hopper Winegardner who preceded him in death in July 2, 1984.

On Feb. 6, 1988, in Clearwater, Florida, he was married to Wanda M. Costello Winegardner, who survives.

Melvin served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War.

He worked as a truck driver for Deichman Excavating for 35 years before retiring in 1988.

Mel was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. He also belonged to the American Legion Post 60 and the Eagles Aerie 3593.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Melvin E. (Cheri)Winegardner, Jr, of Logansport; one daughter, Karla M. Kreighbaum of Logansport; four step-children: Karen (David) Tanner of California, Barbara Neff of Denver, Colorado, Brenda (Grant) Wells of Fishers and Larry Costello of Alquogin, Illinois; three brothers, Robert Winegardner, Gordon Winegardner and Ronald Winegardner all of Logansport; two grandchildren, Amanda Kreighbaum and Adrianne Kreighbaum; four step-grandchildren: Christopher Neff, Carolyn Neff, Ryan Wells and Claire Costello; one step-great-grandchild, Michael Neff.

He was preceded in death by brothers; Burl, Victor, William.William and Harold Winegardner; and one sister, Wanda Kirkham.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mel Winegardner will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 11 in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Rev. Dr. George Plasterer and Rev. Coenraad Brand will officiate.

Interment, with full military honors provided by the U.S. Marines Honor Team and the Cass County Honor Guard, will follow in the St. John’s Cemetery, near Clymers.

Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 in the funeral chapel.

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