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Raymond O. “Jackie” Whitridge, 83, of Pierceton, IN passed away at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born on October 7, 1934 in Ft Wayne to Raymond J. & Corine M. (Gunkel) Whitridge.
He grew up in Ft Wayne and lived most of his life in the North Webster / Pierceton area. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and was married on September 17, 1966 to Audrie E. Collins who survives. He was a United States Army veteran and he retired in June 1990 from General Electric in Fort Wayne as a machinist for 36 years.
He was raised in the Catholic Church and was a private pilot.
He is survived by:
Wife – Audrie Whitridge of Pierceton
2 Daughters – Belinda (Robert) Yagel of Columbia City & Brenda (Robert) Smits of North Webster
Son – William (Rebecca) Whitridge of Syracuse
8 Grand & 2 Gt. Grandchildren
Sister – Mary Ann Hill of Lake Havasu, AZ
Brother – William Whitridge if Laverne, CA
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Dailey of the North Webster United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mock Addition of North Webster Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.