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-Marian M. Whitsel-

Marian M. Whitsel, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Riverbend Healthcare in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on June 25, 1928 in Schenectady, New York to the late Wayne E. and Viola (Dicus) McKibben. She married Gilbert Whitsel on November 26, 1948. Mrs. Whitsel was a homemaker and co-owner/operator of Whitsel Landscaping. She was a 1950 graduate of Purdue University. She was a member of Liquid Church.

She is also survived by her children, Randy (Mary Beth Carey) Whitsel of Columbus Junction, Iowa, Tim (Dr. Carol) Whitsel of Springfield, Oregon, Ben (Jeanie) Whitsel of Ft. Wayne; her sisters, Nancy (Tony) Wilson of Colorado, Pat (Bob) Mansperger of Ohio and Claire (Craig) Walters of Ohio; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Liquid Church, 8631 US Highway 27, Ft. Wayne, IN 46816 with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation was from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the church. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Liquid Church. Arrangements were by Elzey Patterson Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

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