Gisela Shepherd, 82

Gisela Elizabeth Shepherd, 82, of rural Wabash, died at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

She was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Frankfort, Germany, to Karl and Anna (Nose) Farr.

Gisela married William A. Shepherd in Frankfort, Germany on May 30, 1958.  She was the manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken and was also the manager in the Jewelry Department at K-Mart, both in Wabash.  She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and made all of her great-grandkids afghans.  She also enjoyed flower gardening and arranging flowers.

She is survived by her husband, William A. Shepherd of Wabash, three children, Bob (Rita) Shepherd of Wabash, Carolyn (Steven) Rice of Lagro, and Patty (Don) Dunphy of Urbana; seven grandchildren, Todd Shepherd and Jason Torres, both of Wabash, Anthony (Chrystal) Bruchard of Clarksville, Tenn., Cory (Erin) Rice and Jami (Brad) Metzger, both of Lagro, Nicole Holmes of Wabash, and Dustin (Mallory) Sanders of Roann; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Norbert Farr, Lother Farr, and Rainer Farr, all of Frankfort, Germany, and her sister, Margot Camire of Warren, Mich. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Alzheimers Association or Wabash First Church of God.


Posted on 2016 Nov 22