Wanda Haupert, 83

Wanda Louise Haupert, 83, of rural Urbana, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, April 26, at her home. 

She was born Sept. 26, 1929 in Wabash County, to LeRoy and Grace Gertrude (Gribben) Alberson.

Wanda was a 1947 graduate of Lagro High School, and a 1949 graduate of the Elkhart School of Nursing.  She married Donald W. Haupert in Carrollton, Ky., on May 1, 1949; he died March 19, 2009.   She and her husband moved from Lagro to a farm near Urbana in 1958, where they raised their four children and engaged in farming.   She was a registered nurse 20 years with Dr. J.T. Stephan in Wabash.  Wanda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions, including seminary teacher and Relief Society president.  She and her husband served as missionaries in Singapore in 1985 and 1986.  After her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's, Wanda remained a dedicated caregiver until he passed away in 2009.   She was a former member of the Chester Charmers Home Ec Club and enjoyed genealogy work.

She is survived by  four children, Linda (Jon) Knecht, Huntington, Connie (Gary) Bowers, Winona Lake,  Bonnie Swing, Fort Wayne, and Noel (Carol) Haupert,  Wabash; 28 grandchildren, and 74 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 2355 S. Business 31, Peru on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Bishop Scott Haupert officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Thursday at the church.

Preferred memorial is American Kidney Foundation or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

The memorial guest book for Wanda may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 29