Wilma (Butler) Phend

December 13, 1936 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 84)


Wilma Phend, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 12, 2021, at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion. 

Born in Noble County on December 13, 1936, to the late Merle and Sylvia (Iden) Butler.  She spent her formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School.

Wilma was married to Harold Phend in 1953. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2000. 

She owned and operated Wilma's Health Care, providing service since 1981.

Wilma is survived by five sons; Arthur Phend, Russell Phend, Lynn Phend, Timothy Phend, Daniel Phend; a daughter, Deborah Peña; four siblings, Thomas Butler, Oras Butler, Ralph Butler, Wila Burns.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Roslyn Gahan and a nephew, Brian Burns.

At Wilma's request, there will be no services or memorials.

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