Leonel Edward “Pete” Duhamell, Wabash, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Duhamell was born on Feb. 19, 1933, in Huntington County, Indiana to the late Elmer H. and Mary (Waters) Duhamell. He was a 1951 graduate of Urbana High School. He married Phyllis “Elaine” Francis Haynes on Feb. 20, 1953. She passed away on July 4, 2017.
He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. Afterwards, he worked at Diehl Machines for forty years. He retired as a consultant for STS in Vermont. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed playing bingo and playing cards. He loved being with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons, Randy (Cathy) Duhamell, of Lagro; Keith (Patti) Duhamell, of Wabash; and Jeff (Rhonda) Duhamell, of Wabash; two daughters: Nancy (Gary) Devore, of Wabash; and Linda (Kevin) Bruss, of Warsaw; sister, Doris Haupert, of Auburn; twelve grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Diane Duhamell, in 1953; great-grandchild, Aden Shoue, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. Entombment will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the funeral home.
Preferred Memorials are to the Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.