Wanda Louise Haupert, 83, of rural Urbana, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at 8:45 a.m. at her home.
Mrs. Haupert was a 1947 graduate of Lagro High School, and a 1949 graduate of the Elkhart School of Nursing. She and her husband moved from Lagro to a farm near Urbana in 1958, where they raised their four children and engaged in farming. She was a registered nurse for 20 years with Dr. J.T. Stephan in Wabash.
Mrs. Haupert was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions, including seminary teacher and Relief Society president. She and her husband served as missionaries in Singapore in 1985 and 1986. She was a former member of the Chester Charmers Home Ec Club.
She was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Wabash County to LeRoy and Grace Gertrude Gribben Alberson. She married Donald W. Haupert in Carrollton, KY, on May 1, 1949. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2009.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Jon) Knecht, of Huntington; Connie (Gary) Bowers, of Winona Lake; and Bonnie Swing, of Fort Wayne; a son, Noel (Carol) Haupert, of Wabash; 28 grandchildren; and 74 great-grandchildren.
Calling is Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and for one hour prior to the service, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 2355 S. Business 31, Peru.
Bishop Scott Haupert will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is American Kidney Foundation or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
The memorial guest book may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.