Walter E. Eifred
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Walter E. Eifrid "Wally" 85 Passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2022. Wally enjoyed spending time with family and being at "the lake" fishing and boating. He was very proud of his four grandsons. Wally enjoyed watching college basketball (especially Purdue) with his wife of 24 years Glendys. They also extensively traveled during their 24 years together. Wally was also an avid Colts fan. Wally was born in Fort Wayne to Mike and Bertha (Keuneke) and graduated from Central High School. He worked for International Harvester for over 30 years as a design engineer where he was affectionately known as Walt. During his time at IH he was awarded 5 design patents. Wally is survived by his wife Glendys, daughters Patricia (Marty) Maringer and Laura (Tim) Richards; step daughters Nancy Shores, Susan (Chris) Vice, Jennifer (Andy) Steffey; grandsons Matt Maringer, Dan Maringer, Ben Richards, Jon Richards; step grandchildren Thomas (Sarah) Shores, Tyler (Deanna) Shores, Matthew (Jessica) Vice, Meredith Vice, Beth (Brent) Simpson, Carol (Sam) Eakin; and 5 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews; brothers Ronald (Cheryl), John, Tom and sister-in-law Carolyn Eifrid. He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years Jean in 1994 and siblings Martin, Ellenora, Joseph, Michael, MaryAnn, Delores, and Richard. The family would like to expressly thank Heartland Hospice for their exceptional kindness and care for Wally during his wish to experience his final days at home.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Friday, June 3, 2022 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.