Goshen News, Goshen, IN


October 3, 2013

Earl 'Dick' Wise

Sept. 6, 1940-Sept. 29, 2013

WAKARUSA — Earl R. “Dick” Wise, 73, South Elkhart Street, died Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at his residence.

He was born Sept. 6, 1940 in Wakarusa, to Harlan E. and Gladys A. (Hartman) Wise.

He married Linda Lou Ramer May 5, 1967, in Wakarusa.

He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Wise, Wakarusa; daughter, Jamie Lynn Wise, Wakarusa; grandchildren, Emily (Craig) Emery, Nappanee, Ross Priest and Evan Priest, both of Wakarusa; great-grandchild, Lilah Gabrielle Priest; and a brother, Roger (Yvonne) Wise, Mansfield, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a brother, Larry Wise.

A graduate of Wakarusa High School, he served in the United States Air Force and was discharged in 1963. He worked as a plumber. He was a member of the Wakarusa Lions Club, Goshen Iron Horsemen and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. The Rev. Ed Geleske of Wakarusa United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Olive West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakarusa Lions Club.

Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.rrefh.com.


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