Brian A. Waikel

Brian A. Waikel, 53, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at 8:21 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Waikel was a 1975 graduate of Huntington North High School. He had worked at Altec-Nueco Lift Products, Fort Wayne, for eight years and had previously been employed by Teco for 23 years.

He was born March 27, 1957, in Huntington to Jack A. and Betty L. Adams Waikel. He married Barbara J. Henly on June 19, 1977, in Huntington. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Angie M. (Michael) Long, of Dallas, GA, and Heather N. Waikel, of Paulding, OH; a brother, Harold Waikel, of Roanoke; a sister, Karen Sue Wilson, of Huntington; and three grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Brian Lakin will officiate. Interment will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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