Monday, June 17th, 2019
W. Wayne Gamble
W. Wayne Gamble, 84, of Van Wert, met his Lord and Savior at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Van Wert Health.
He was born February 5, 1935, in Van Wert County to the late George "Harold" and Dorothy (Pangle) Gamble. On June 27, 1977, he married Phyllis Ann Zeigler and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2015.
Wayne retired from the former Kennedy-Kuhn, in Van Wert, as a mechanic after many years of service. He loved the outdoors and working in the yard, but most importantly he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his 3 children, Vicki (Larry) Smith of Van Wert, Monica (Phil Grifftith) Pabst of Elgin, Ohio, and Jeff (Deb) Gamble of Van Wert; 3 step children, Connie (David) Rolsten-Wood of Van Wert, Scott (Cari) Rolsten of Mendon, and Jane (Steve) Barnes of Van Wert; 2 sisters, Marilyn Jones of Ottoville and Janet (Doug) Miller of Van Wert; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Wayne Gamble; a brother, Paul Gamble; and a sister, Mildred Heath.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Tomlinson Cemetery in Mendon.
Preferred memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
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