Francis L. Wildoner

Francis L. Wildoner, 87, of Marion, IN, and having family in Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Aperion Care in Marion.

Mr. Wildoner was a graduate of Oak Hill High School and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He worked for eight years at General Tire, where he was a machine operator. He was active in his church as a missionary and treasurer for many years.

He was born Nov.18, 1931, in Marion to Herbert and Rose Fleenor Wildoner. He married Betty J. Wildoner on Jan. 26, 1974, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010. He later married Idona Wildoner, and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2015.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbra Wildoner, of Anderson, and Mary (Dennis) Cox, of Tennessee; eight sons, Randy Wildoner, of Anderson; Paul (Rose) Haskett, of Van Buren; Paul (Tammy) Johnson, Roger (Karen) Johnson and Michael (Debbie) Johnson, all of Tennessee; Jack (Barbara) Morgan of Fairmount; Rick (Melanie) Morgan and Edwin (Trixy) Morgan, both of Marion; a sister, Pat Siple, of Detroit, MI; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Kenneth Haskett.

Calling is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. A service will follow immediately after at 1 p.m., with Rev. Charles Sluss officiating. Burial will take place at Grant Memorial Park.

Memorials are to VANIHCS, Attn: Voluntary Service, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion, IN 46953, (GPF) 8125, Homeless Veterans.

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