Jay D. Sullivan, 72

Jay D. Sullivan, 72, of Wabash,  died at 9:07 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne. 

He was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Wabash, to Pete and Josephine Blanche (Carr) Sullivan.

Jay was a 1962 graduate of Noble High School in Wabash.  He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany.  He married Barbara Stouffer in Roann, Indiana on May 12, 1967.  He retired from Wabash Paper Works/Container Corporation after 44 years.  Jay was a member of the Church of Christ at Treaty and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sullivan of Wabash;  three children, Kellie Sullivan and Jason Sullivan, both of Wabash, and Nicole Turner of Goshen; daughter-in-law, Melody Sullivan of LaFontaine, five grandchildren, Christopher (Raquel) Goff of LaFontaine, Ella (Davin) Smith of Huntington, Maggy (Scott) Hare of Salem, Ohio, and Aubrey Turner and Taylor France, both of Goshen; 10 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Marlyn (Glenn) Brown and Sharon (Roy) Hinrichsen, both of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Patrick Sullivan, and his sister, Jean Halterman.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, April 18, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Doug Oakes, Minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Jay may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Apr 14