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Wendell Howard Fain

September 28, 1940 — July 10, 2020

Wendell Howard Fain, 79, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Wendell was born on September 28, 1940 in Casey, IL, to Ralph and Nora (Biggs) Fain.

On January 15, 1972 in Door Village, he married Marilyn Jean Hartle who preceded him in death on August 16, 2019.  Surviving Wendell are his children, Debra (Brian) Sauers of La Porte, Delynn (Tom) Ervin of Pensacola, FL, and Curtis (Kimi) Fain of La Porte; grandchildren, Brienne (Jeff) Robertson of Hudsonville, MI, Lauren Sauers of La Porte, Alexis Fain of Golden CO, Amelia Sauers of La Porte, Corporal Mariah Fain of Beaufort, S.C.,  Jack (Devlin) Ervin of Pensacola, FL, Kerigan Hundt of La Porte, and Zachary Fain of La Porte; great-grandchildren, Cole, Elena, Leah and Noah; brother, Joe Fain of Mill Creek; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn Jean; parents, Ralph and Nora Fain; stepson, Mark Nalepka; sisters, Audrey Briggs, Pearl Beasley, and Mary Briggs; and brother, Eldon "Bud" Fain.

Wendell was a field technician for 30 years at GTE.  His favorite past times included fishing and working in the garage.  Wendell enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially ND girls basketball.  Wendell was a First Church of God Council Member and President of the Salem Cemetery Association.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at First Church of God with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.  The family respects the decision of any family and friend that is unable to attend due to current COVID concerns.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350.

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