William 'Roger' Story, 72

William "Roger" Story, 72, of rural Wabash, died at 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 24, 1945, in Wabash, to William Jerome Story and Bonnie Mae (Bates) Story Lake.

Roger was a 1963 graduate of Northfield High School in Wabash.  He married Ann M. Yoder in Wabash on July 30, 1965. 

He owned and operated Story Electric Motor Repair in Wabash.  Roger was a member of the Grace Community Church in Marion.  He was a life member of the Wabash Moose Lodge and a member of the Hannah Masonic Lodge in Wabash.  He enjoyed flying his own planes, and fishing with his longtime friend Dick Lancaster. 

He is survived by his wife, Ann M. Story of Wabash; two daughters, Janet Story of Wabash, and Ann Tysinger of Urbana; two granddaughters, Carter Tysinger and Parker Tysinger, both of Urbana; brother, David Story of Columbia City, and longtime employee and friend, Terry Baker of Silver Lake. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford Pike, Marion, with Pastor Tom Mansbarger officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. 

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

In lieu of flowers, Roger's family wants you to take the money and take your family out to eat.

The memorial guest book for Roger may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Apr 17