Wilbur LeRoy “Roy” Shepler, 98, Wabash, went to be with the Lord at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
He was born July 20, 1921, in Logansport, to Alonzo Edward and Kathryn (Hirt) Shepler.
He married Martha Helen VanRoe in Wabash 79 years ago on July 29, 1940. He retired in 1983 from Diehl Machines after 30 years. He was a member of Wabash Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, especially Model A Fords and restoring garden tractors. He also enjoyed camping and traveling, and they visited 49 states, Canada, and Mexico.
He is survived by his wife: Martha Shepler, Wabash; three children: Beverly (Donald) Richardson, North Manchester; Jerry LeRoy (Peggy) Shepler: Wabash; and Vicki Sue Warner, Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren: Scott (Judy) Richardson: Wabash; Jeff (Dawn) Richardson, Pendleton; Candi (Clary) Eltzroth, North Manchester; Stacy (Ann) Shepler, Wabash; Travis (Angie) Shepler, Roann; Brad (Shelley) Shepler, Cory (Jamie) Shepler, and Richard (Lori) Shepler, all of Wabash; Jennifer (Ian) Hope, Fort Wayne; and Jarrod Colvin, Wabash; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Richard Lee Shepler; a great-grandson: Dustin Lee Shepler; three sisters: Mildred Preiser, Olive Hancock, and Ruby Worthen; and a brother: Harold Shepler.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Doug Veal officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association.