Jack W. Weesner, 84, Wabash, formerly of rural Lagro, died at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born March 3, 1930 in Wabash, to Jones A. and Mildred F. (Koons) Weesner.
Jack was a 1948 graduate of Linlawn High School in Wabash County. He was a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, retiring in 1972, and also worked at CMI in Wabash, retiring in 1992. He married Betty Clark in Salem, on May 1, 1954; she died April 10, 2011. Jack was a member of the Lagro American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, building model ships, making stained glass items, and model trains.
He is survived by four daughters, Linda (David) Garner, Manassas, Va., Nancy (Bob) Corn, Sherri (Kelly) Schnepp, and Sally (Bud) Winters, all of Lagro; eight grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Garner, Norfolk, Va., Nicholas (Kazumi) Garner, Sunnyvale, Cali., Ty Corn, Kokomo, Jack Corn, Wabash, Sarah (Alex) Trcka, Bloomington, Derrick (Olivia) Winters, McCordsville, Cameron (Ali) Winters, Saint Marys, Ga., and Holly Winters, Lagro; nine great-grandchildren, and his sister, Becky Lavengood, Kokomo. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. David Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The memorial guest book for Jack may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.