Alfred Mitchell ‘Al’ Waggoner, 87, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Peabody Healthcare Center.
He was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Wabash County, to Alva and Marie (Mitchell) Waggoner. Al was a 1945 graduate of Huntington High School. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Army. He married Geraldine ‘Geri’ Chaffee at the St. Matthews United Church of Christ on Feb. 11, 1961.
He retired from Honeywell Inc. after several years. Al was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15. He lived at Peabody Retirement Community since August 2012.
He is survived by his wife; five children: Janice (Sam) Hipskind, Wabash; Michael (Deb) Waggoner, Churubusco; Alva (Sharon) Waggoner, Ossian; Teresa (Bill) Svetic, Mishawaka; and Mitch (Michelle) Waggoner, South Bend; sister: Norma (Bill) Kahn, Roanoke; 15 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Donnalee Reed; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home with Rev. Sue Babovec officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.