Wilbur J. VanAuken

March 08, 1938 - February 10, 2019

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Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, February 16, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Wilbur James VanAuken, 80, of Rome City died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Lutheran Life Village in Kendallville.

He was born March 8, 1938, in Fremont to Milan and Carrie (Powell) VanAuken.

He honorable served in the U.S. Air Force.

On December 2, 1972, he married Margaret J. Hoover. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2008.

Mr. VanAuken worked at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville and retired from Dometic in LaGrange.

Surviving are a son, James (Teresa) VanAuken of Ligonier; a stepdaughter, Diana Lynn (Robert) Fromm of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Sabra VanAuken and Michelle Gromaski; two step grandchildren, Charity Martin and Tony Martin; five great-grandchildren, Skyler, Sienna, Sydney, Rhianna, and Jazmin; two step great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne VanAuken of Kendallville; and his beloved dog, Molly.

He was also preceded in death by two stepsons, Jerry Lee Martin and Larry Lee Martin; two step grandchildren and a step great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Charles Mosley of Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Air Force.

Calling is Saturday, February 16, 2019, from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

View a video tribute after Saturday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Christina Sierk(Rose), & Rita Rose
February 20th, 2019 11:55am
Hudson, In

So sorry, for your loss

Kenny and Nancy Hoover
February 14th, 2019 12:54pm
Winter Haven FL

Virginia Jacobs
February 13th, 2019 2:00pm

marlene and tiffany arnold
February 12th, 2019 10:02pm

Cathy Treesh
February 12th, 2019 3:04pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Rev.Larry & Fay Anglemyer Sr
February 12th, 2019 8:02am

Love and prayers for y'all ❤

Rev. Zaundra and rev.carter
February 11th, 2019 9:58pm
Lagrange In.