Allen R. Wrisk, 82

Allen R. Wrisk, 82, of rural Wabash, died at 2:16 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Lagro, Joseph Henry and Solesta Fern (Hunt) Wrisk.

Allen graduated from Lagro High School. He married Patricia Ann Barrus in Wabash on June 12, 1955; she died June 26, 2014. 

Allen retired from Honeywell Inc. after 37 years, worked for Peru Sand and Gravel and Wabash Materials, Inc., and drove a school bus for Metropolitan School District of Wabash County for 12 years. He also served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of the Asbury Country Church. He was a certified flight instructor, enjoyed playing the guitar, and enjoyed being with his family. 

He is survived by two children, Cheri (Charlie) Zinn and Tim Wrisk; two grandsons, Nathan (Amy) Zinn and Nicklas Zinn; and two great-grandsons, Trevor Zinn and Alexzander Zinn, all of Wabash; his brother, Dan (Pam) Wrisk of Lagro, and a sister-in-law, Shirley Wrisk of Wabash.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry "Eddie" Wrisk.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Mike Bullick officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2 - 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Asbury Country Church.

The memorial guest book for Allen may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Oct 28