George Traver, 88

George Traver, 88, LaFontaine, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash. He was born to the late William and Sylvia (Shannon) Traver on March 22, 1926 in Kokomo.

George married Inabelle O’Connell on July 3, 1947. They have been married for 66 years; she survives in LaFontaine. George was a toolmaker at Fisher Body in Marion for 35 years. George was a member of United Methodist Church in LaFontaine. He was also a member of Knights of Rifleman, National Rifle Association of America and Wabash Gun Club. One of George’s favorite things in his life was going fishing, especially with his grandchildren Ryan and Alley.

He is also survived by two sons, John (Theresa) Traver, LaFayette, and Jeff Traver of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Janet) Dailey, LaFontaine; eight grandchildren, Keith Dailey, Chad Dailey, Angie Underwood, Allison Irvin, Ryan Traver, Jorden Traver, Chelsea Traver, and Alley Traver. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Special Olympics of Wabash County.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2014 May 15