John D. 'J.D.' Wendt

John David "J.D." Wendt, 74, of Lagro, IN, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at 3:48 pm, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Wendt was a 1965 graduate of Peru High School. He was a truck driver and equipment operator at Wendt LLC, in Wabash, since 1962. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Wabash.

He was born April 26, 1946, in Indianapolis to John H. and Doris E. Line Wendt. He married Donna S. Tarter in Lagro on Oct.7, 1973, and she survives.

Additional survivors are a son, Mark A. (Tiffany) Wendt, of Watervliet, MI; a daughter, Denise S. Wisley, of Cicero; two brothers, Mike (Donna) Wendt and Randy (Jill) Wendt, both of Wabash; and three grandchildren, Isaiah Wendt, Elijah Wendt, and Micah Wendt, all of Watervliet, MI.

Calling is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Tim Stewart officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorials are to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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