Lucius Daniel Wakefield, 77

Lucius Daniel Wakefield, 77, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 3:55 am, Monday, March 13, 2023, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 
He was born on Nov. 26, 1945, in Wabash, to Paul H. and Lola M. (Rice) Wakefield.
Danny married Sherry Marie Burton in Wabash on April 24, 1971. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked 43 years at USG/Thermafiber, retiring in 2006. Danny was a member of the American Legion Post 15 in Wabash and the National Rifle Association.
He was a man loved by too many to mention. He worked all his life to support his family, and at the worst of times would always leave his door open. Danny enjoyed being outside "taking a sunburn". He loved spending time with his family, and spending money on them rather than himself. He was a car and engine guy, who enjoyed working on engines with his children. He also enjoyed everything about cars and racing, and seeing the new era of cars and racing. Danny enjoyed flower hunting with Danika, water skiing, jet boats, riding his Harley, buying and crashing remote control airplanes, music, and going to dance with Sherry to visit with people.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Marie Wakefield of Wabash; three children, Adam (Michelle Teal) Wakefield and Troy Wakefield, both of North Manchester, and Brandi "Pumpkin" (Jason Pence) Wakefield of Wabash; four grandchildren, Brittany (Tom Young) Wakefield of Huntington, Breanne (Bryce Henry) Wakefield of Leesburg, Danika "Boo Boo" Holbrook and Braden "Superduper" Pence, both of Wabash; and two great-grandchildren, Braxton Wakefield of Huntington, and Niah Henry of Leesburg. 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per Danny's wishes, there will be no services at this time. There will be a Celebration of Danny's life at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
The memorial guest book for Danny may be signed at

Posted on 2023 Mar 21