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Clarence Frederick “Fred” Wandrei

Last Updated on July 5, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Our beloved husband, father, and brother Clarence Frederick Wandrei entered into God’s Kingdom on Friday, June 24th, 2022, at Trinity Hospital in Trinity, Florida after a tumultuous year of medical issues.

Fred was born to Clarence Vere Wandrei and Louise Bender in Logansport, Indiana on September 22, 1942. He is survived by his wife, Carole Knotts Wandrei; brother, Charles Wandrei and his wife Jean; an aunt, Mabel Rehwald; former wife, Edie Campbell, and their son, David Lee Wandrei; nephews, Jeff and Jarret; and stepson, David and his wife Heather Cassady and their children Keeley and Liam.

Fred and Carole met in college in 1962, but were married on April 24, 2004, after being reunited.

Fred graduated from Logansport High School in 1961 and attended Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan) in Marion, Indiana. He left college to join the US Army in 1963 as a part of the AMEDS team at West Point US Military Academy as an ambulance driver and medic. This prepared him well for his 27-year career at Logansport State Hospital as a Psychiatric Attendant. Others may know him from his time at Sears, Wilson Foods, and Corral Supermarket where he worked alongside his son while in Logansport.

He was passionate about God, music, and family. Fred became a Christian at the age of 16 and was a member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church and a prior member of Nelson Street Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana and Logansport Wesleyan Church in Logansport, Indiana. He served as Chairman of Trustees while attending Nelson Street and was essential to efforts in the restoration of the church and grounds. He also greatly enjoyed playing the saxophone and clarinet to glorify God everywhere he went. He was a member of the Logansport High School band for four years. His love for music included sponsoring two packed concerts for The King’s Brass in Marion, Indiana.

Fred also participated in the Christian Campers and the Mississinewa Valley Band where he was loved and appreciated and is greatly missed. His wife, Carole, convinced Fred to join Toastmaster International early in their relationship. Not only did he succeed as a Toastmaster, but he also received Distinguished Toastmaster recognition three times. His charitable efforts included yearly service at the Fairmount Campground in Fairmount, Indiana and Hephzibah Ministries in Macon, Georgia.
He is dearly missed by his family and friends. We will always remember him for his kindness, reliability, and the stability he provided for his wife during their 18 years of marriage.

Services will be held in his honor at Fisher Funeral Chapel in Logansport, Indiana on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with services starting at 10:30 a.m.

Committal will occur at 1:00 p.m. at Marion National Cemetery. There will not be funeral precession from Logansport to Marion due to the distance, but we encourage friends and family to join us at the cemetery if so desired.

Donations may be made to Nelson Street Wesleyan Church in lieu of flowers.

You may share memories and offer condolences on Fred’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.