Willis H. Wise, 88, Lapel, died Wednesday, Oct.17, 2012, at his home following a brief illness. He was born on July 12, 1924, in Hardscrabble, Ind. to Leslie and Helen (Valentine) Wise.
Willis is survived by his wife, Schafalia; two daughters, Debra (Michael) McClain and Melanie (Landoll) Sorrell both of Anderson; one brother, Eugene (Phyllis) Wise of Frankton; four sisters, Delores (Al) Vanoy of Florida, Phyllis Funk of Lapel, Shirley Whisman and Nancy Hazelbaker both of Noblesville; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard (Naomi) Wise, and Eddie Wise; and two brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main St. Lapel, IN, 46051. Lapel Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Pastor Doug Barton officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery where the Lapel American Legion will perform military graveside rites.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Autumn LeMar of Community Home Health Services of Fishers and niece, Schafalia (Suzie) Zirkle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 427 Lapel, IN, 46051-0427.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com