Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
Jerome H. Wellman, 82, 6534 North 700 East, Bryant, Ind., died early morning Aug. 28, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Jay County, to Jerome and Agnes Kreig Wellman. On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Elizabeth Braun, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Steven, Chicago, David (Marjorie), Washington, D.C., Dennis (Cindy), Bryant, and Ronald (Brenda), Coldwater; two daughters, Mark (Marianne) Valentine, Portland, Max (Joanne) Vozoff, Burbank, Calif.; four brothers, Richard, Bryant, Ind., Leroy, Greenville, Eugene, Tucson, Ariz., and Jim, Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Helen Wellman and Rita Heimann, both of Decatur, and Doris Wack, Tucson, Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers and sisters.
He was a farmer and owner and operator of Wellman Farm Drainage. He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Joseph Sodality, American Legion Post 211, Bryant Senior Citizens and Land Improvement Contractor Association, all of the Bryant area.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Hoying officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Ind.
Contributions can be made to church or the donor's choice.