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James A Wehrle

April 9, 1953 ~ February 24, 2020 (age 66)


James A Wehrle, 66, of Churubusco, passed away on February 24, 2020, in Fort Wayne.

Born in Fort Wayne, on April 9, 1953, to the late Robert and Helen (Eber) Wehrle. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne, graduating from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1971.

James was preceded in death by his life partner, Debra Reimund, on June 6, 2011.

He retired from Norfolk & Southern after more than 25 years of service.

He loved living on Blue Lake. James was a "true outdoorsman" and taught many children how to fish. In addition to fishing, he enjoyed deer hunting. He was a fan of Notre Dame Sports. He most especially enjoyed his family.

James is survived by his daughter, Danielle Wehrle; a step-son, Ethan O'Brien; three sisters, Carolyn (Larry) Michelbrink, Monica (Harriet Miller) Wehrle and Peggy (Jim) Elder-Nelson; a brother, Thomas (Karen) Wehrle; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Robertson; two grandchildren, Aydan and Megan O'Brien.

In addition to his life partner and parents, he is preceded by a stepfather, Richard Wehrle; two brothers, Robert and Joseph Wehrle; his beloved dog Jack.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., with calling beginning at 10:00 a.m.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital

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February 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral Service
February 29, 2020

12:00 PM

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