Elmer J. Wingard

                                   April 4, 1935 -- September 22, 2017

Elmer J. Wingard, 82, of Topeka, died at 12:47 am, on Friday, September 22,
at  his residence. He was born on April 4, 1935, in LaGrange County, to
Joseph and Fannie (Miller) Wingard. On May 12, 1955 in LaGrange County he
married Ella H. Frye; she died May 26, 2017. Surviving are four daughters,
Erma (Leonard) Frey of Topeka, Ruby (Danny) Troyer of Shipshewana, Ruth
(Harlan) Miller of Nappanee, Lora (John) Beachey of Topeka; eight sons, Sam
Wingard of LaGrange, Dave (Velda) Wingard, Elmer (Eva) Wingard Jr. and
Danny (Loretta) Wingard all of Shipshewana, Cletus (Jenean) Wingard, Ray
(Erma) Wingard, Steven (Velda) Wingard and Kenny (Carol) Wingard all of
Topeka; daughter-in-law, Velda Wingard, Topeka; 62 grandchildren, 50
great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Clarence (Edna) Wingard, Joe (Betty)
Wingard Jr., Ray (Dora) Wingard, Freman (Leora) Wingard, Ferman (Barb)
Wingard and Jay (Ruth) Wingard all of Shipshewana, John (Sara) Wingard of
Topeka; two sisters, Mary (Orley) Miller of Shipshewana, Ruby (Ervin) Mast of
Middlebury; two sisters-in-law, Esther Wingard and Mary Kathryn Lambright
both of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son,
Jerry Wingard, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, step mother,
Nora Wingard, five sisters, Ida Schrock, Elizabeth Schlabach, Mary Mast,
Irma  Wingard, Esther Lambright, two brothers, Perry and Mahlon Wingard.
He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will
be  after 1:00 pm on Saturday September 23, and all day Sunday September
24, at the Ray Wingard residence, 2285 S. 600 W., Topeka. Funeral services
will be at 9:30 am on Monday September 25, at the Duane Wingard residence,
5930 W. 200 S., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris
Lambright and the home ministers.

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Dear Wingard family,
At this most difficult time I do hope you'll accept my condolence and deep
regrets for your loss and I'd like to share where I found help at such a time as
this when this enemy death took my entire family. I found much comfort and
hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there
it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings
them back here  on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we're told that this enemy death
will be swallowed up forever. Because of these scriptures along with others
I'm now able to cope with my loss and get through each day now because I
now know I'll see my family again and I wanted to share this with you at this
time  when hope and comfort is needed hoping this will help you also in
some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and
please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll let me know if this
helped.
Sincerely, GM
From: Gloria Mosley
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