Lorabel Wildman, Warsaw, passed away at her residence at 11:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the age of 95.
She was born on June 10, 1923, in Milford, to Grace (Driver) Ferverda and Ray Ferverda. On Nov. 26, 1946, she was married to Harold Rex Wildman, who survives.
She was a 1941 graduate of Milford High School, she was an English teacher for the Warsaw School District having taught at Leesburg School and Warsaw High School. Mrs. Wildman also helped her husband Rex run Wildman Business Group, which he started in 1952. In 1963, they moved the company to Warsaw, and at that time it was known as “Warsaw Dry Cleaners and Shirt Laundry”. She enjoyed volunteering her time in the library of Edgewood Middle School in Warsaw and was also an E.S.L. volunteer. Most of all she was an exemplary advocate for her children, grandchildren, and all who came near her. She lived a long and full life and will be dearly missed.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 72 years, Harold “Rex” Wildman, Warsaw; four sons: Steve (Susan) Wildman, Boulder, Colo.; Kent (Roxanne) Wildman, Warsaw; Brent (Karen) Wildman, Winona Lake; Rod (Nancy) Wildman, Winona Lake; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Wendy Long, grandson, Jason Wildman, and her sister, Lucille Stafford.
Lorabel Wildman’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service that will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High Street, Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Jonathan Childers. Burial will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be directed to 2nd Mile Missions, P.O. Box 733, Winona Lake, IN 46590 and would be appreciated by the family
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