Verl Steller, 90

Verl David Steller, 90, of Wabash, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine. 

He was born March 18, 1923 in Servia, to Arnold Frederick and O'Tillie Elsie (Dryer) Steller. Verl was a 1942 graduate of Chester High School, North Manchester.  He first married Mamie R. Perry in Wabash, on June 6, 1942; she died April 14, 1997.  He then married Barbara Wampler Haskins in Wabash on September 11, 1999.  He was a WWII US Army veteran serving in the South Pacific for two and a half years.  Verl was the personnel manager at Ford Meter Box, Wabash retiring in 1986, after 40 years.  He was a member and former board member of the Wabash North Wesleyan Church, a charter member and past president of the Wabash Breakfast Exchange Club and also served as secretary for 25 years.  He was a member of the Wabash Personnel Association, the Ford Meter Box Retirees, and the Ford Meter Box Credit Union.  He also was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Wabash American Legion Post 15, and the Wabash VFW Post 286, Crime Stoppers, Ole Boys Toys, Wabash Genealogy Group, and was involved in mission work at Majestic, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Steller, Wabash; two grandchildren, Lori Allen, Roann, and David Allen, Wabash; great-granddaughter, Charyn Hettmansperger, Roann; daughter-in-law, Roberta Steller, Wabash; three step daughters, a step son, several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sons, David Steller and Frederick Steller, two daughters, Gwendolyn Steller and Carmen Allen, six brothers, two sisters, and a stepson.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Hudson officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash North Wesleyan Church.

The memorial guest book for Verl may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Mar 25