Alfred Waggoner, 87

Alfred Mitchell "Al" Waggoner, 87, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, died at 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Peabody Healthcare Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Wabash County, to Alva and Marie (Mitchell) Waggoner.

Al was a 1945 graduate of Huntington High School. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Army. He married Geraldine "Geri" Chaffee at the St. Matthews United Church of Christ on Feb. 11, 1961.  He retired from Honeywell Inc. after several years. Al was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15.  He lived at Peabody Retirement Community since August 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine "Geri" Waggoner, North Manchester; five children, Janice (Sam) Hipskind, Wabash; Michael (Deb) Waggoner, Churubusco; Alva (Sharon) Waggoner, Ossian; Teresa (Bill) Svetic, Mishawaka; and Mitch (Michelle) Waggoner, South Bend; sister, Norma (Bill) Kahn, Roanoke; 15 grandchildren, and 42 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Donnalee Reed, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Al may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Dec 08