Terry Lee Keaffaber, 82, rural Wabash, died 6:05 a.m., Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Wabash, to Elmer F. and Nellie M. (Hollingshead) Keaffaber.
Terry was a 1956 graduate of Noble High School. He married Shirley Middleton in Wabash on Dec. 7, 1956. Terry worked at the Container Corporation in Wabash 44 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Wabash First United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Wabash Eagles and Moose Lodges. Terry enjoyed his tractor, working in the yard, gardening, loved his dog Molly, but especially loved his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Keaffaber, Wabash; two children: Tina (Jay) Rife of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Robbie Keaffaber, Wabash; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Ronnie Keaffaber of Wabash. Terry was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, June 28, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor John Cook officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.