Wilma Duhamell, 93

Wilma Hope Duhamell, 93, of Wabash, died at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Grant County, to Fred Hodge and Alma Fisher.

Wilma was raised by her grandparents, Francis and Amelia Fisher. She was a 1943 graduate of Marion High School.

Wilma married Donald E. Duhamell in Marion, on Aug. 20, 1948; he died Nov. 7, 2014.  She worked as a nurses aide, LPN, and a ward secretary for the Wabash County Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church, where she also served as a past Deaconess.

Wilma was a past member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, the American Legion Auxilliary, an associate member of the UAW retirees, AARP, and the National Council of Senior Citizens. She and Don were volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels, volunteered at the Honeywell Center, helped with the Red Cross Bloodmobile, and also helped build the first Habitat for Humanity Home in Wabash.

She is survived by two children, Larry (Lynn) Duhamell of Chesterton, and Susan (Paul) Bonfitto of Wabash; four grandchildren, Adrien Duhamell of Chesterton, Anna Bonfitto of Indianapolis, Deena (Steven) Bonfitto Clark of Wabash, and Victoria (Billy) Halfacre of La Porte, and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Haley Asberry officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Christian Church.

The memorial guest book for Wilma may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Aug 21