Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Jack W. Bayles, 76, Bronson, Mich., and formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Jan. 4, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born June 27, 1934, in Van Wert to Francis and Lucille Stover Bayles. In 1966, he married Virginia L. Crawford, who died March 13, 1991.
Surviving are two daughters, Jackie (Kurt) Fritz, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tammy Bayles, Woodburn, Ind.; a son, David (Veronica) Bayles, Warsaw, Ind.; three sisters, Betty Miller, Willshire, Sandra (George) Anderson, Willshire, and Patricia (Lester) Wisener, Van Wert; a brother, Gary Bayles, Rockford; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a sister, Nada Hoersten.
He worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 30 years. He also was a farmer. He was a graduate of Willshire High School in Willshire. He attended Lake Gage Congregational Church in Steuben County, Ind., and Woodburn Missionary Church in Woodburn, Ind.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind., the Rev. Stephen Altman officiating. Burial is at Flint Cemetery in Angola, Ind.
Calling is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be left at www.beamsfuneralhome.com.