Walt Ansel, 71, of Wabash, passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky on August 17, 1948, to Bud Delbert and Dussie (Perry) Ansel.
Walt married Karla on July 4, 1996. He retired from General Tire after 25 years. He also worked as a janitor for MJV- Econoclean. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Walt is survived by his wife; Karla, two sons; Craig David Ansel and Mike Venosky of Wabash, Indiana; one daughter, Melissa Jeane Rigle (Tony) of Peru, Indiana; two step-sons, Brian (Ashley) Hults of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Jeff Hults of Wabash, Indiana; four brothers, Ray (Janet) Jacobs of Wabash, Indiana, Dennis (Ruthann) Ansel of Indinapolis, Indiana, Jr. Ansel and Charles Chaffin of Wabash, Indiana. two sisters; Mrs. Fred Alieen Wishman of Wabash, Indiana and Shirley Johnson(Carl) of Dema, Kentucky. five grandchildren, Vaughn (Jen) Ansel, Brandon (Brittany) Wilkinson, Madison Venosky, Ian Ansel, Coty Black, Kaycee Williams, Jimi Hults, Christian Rutz, Philip Hults, and Elena Hults and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Tim Webb officiating
Visitation for family and friends will be two hours prior to the funeral service starting at 12:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter.
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Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc.
810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash IN 46992