Edward G Gillespie, 61

Edward G Gillespie, 61, of rural Lagro, Indiana, died at 1:24 pm, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born April 9, 1954 in Wabash, to Ramon Edward and Margaret J. (Hanna) Gillespie.

Ed was a 1972 graduate of Northfield High School, and attended Culver Stockton in Canton, Mo., for two years, where he was a member of the football team.  He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash 40 years, retiring April 9, 2014.  He was a member of the Wabash Elks Lodge.  Ed enjoyed boating, mushroom hunting, fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, and especially loved being with his family and friends.

He is survived by two children, Justin Gillespie and Darcie Gillespie, both of Lagro, parents Ramon Edward and Margaret J. Gillespie of Wabash, brother, Dan (Anita) Gillespie of Leesburg, Indiana, and his sister, Cyndie Gillespie Shear of Wabash. 

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday June 9, 2014 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Melinda Kammerer officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the charity of the donor's choice.

The memorial guest book for Ed may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jun 09