Michael W. Needham, 53

Michael Wayne Needham, 53, of Wabash, died at  9:26 p.m, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

He was born April 10, 1963 in Kokomo, to Ronald and H. Marcille (Reed) Needham.

Mike was a 1981 graduate of Southwood High School, and attended Fort Wayne Bible College.  He worked as a security guard at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and also delivered The Paper.  He attended Wabash Friends Church, where he often volunteered his time.  Mike also volunteered at Miller's Merry Manor East, in Wabash, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and Lutheran Hospital.

He is survived by his mother, H. Marcille Needham of Wabash; two sisters, Cheryl (Dean) Stouffer of Wabash, and Phyllis Wagner of Peru, three nephews, Jared Stouffer and Jonah Stouffer, both of Wabash, and Levi Wagner of Peru, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Friday, April 29, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 1-3 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Friends Youth.

The memorial guest book for Mike may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Apr 28