July 14, 1957 -- December 15, 2020

Jay D. Wingard, 63, of Shipshewana, died at 9:05 pm on Tuesday, December 15
at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, due to a short illness. He was born on July 14,
1957 in LaGrange County, to Joseph and Nora (Miller) Wingard. On June 18, 1981
in Topeka, he married Ruth Ann Yoder; she survives. Survivors in addition to his
wife are four sons, Jesse (Linda) Wingard of Bristol, Joas (Nora) Wingard of
Goshen, Jacob (Marlene) Wingard of Shipshewana, Nathan Wingard of
Middlebury; five daughters, Lori (John) Schrock of Middlebury, Amy (Nathan)
Graber of Shipshewana, Sara (Nelson) Miller of New Paris, Naomi (special friend
Johnny Miller) Wingard, Esther Wingard both at home; 28 grandchildren; five
brothers, Joseph, Jr. (Betty) Wingard, Ray (Dora) Wingard, Freman (Leora)
Wingard, Ferman (Barb) Wingard all of Shipshewana, John (Sara) Wingard of
Topeka; two sisters, Mary (Orley S.) Miller of Shipshewana, Ruby (Ervin) Mast of
Middlebury; four sisters-in-law, Edna Wingard, Esther Wingard, Emma Schrock,
Mary Katherine Lambright all of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his
parents; four brothers, Perry, Clarence, Elmer, and Mahlon Wingard; four sisters,
Ida Schrock, Elizabeth Schlabach, Mary Mast, Esther Lambright. Jay worked at
Shipshe Welding and was a Deacon in the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation
will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 17 and all day Friday, December 18
at the Paul Wingard residence, 9750 W. 250 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services
will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, December 19 also at the Paul Wingard residence.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Freeman O. Miller and the home ministers.
Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana


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