In Memory

Edward Wingard - Class Of 1943

Edward Jordan Wingard, born March 24, 1925 in Delphi, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 88, surrounded by his loving family in San Rafael, California.

While on furlough from the army, Edward (Eddie) graduated from Delphi High School, where he played basketball, his first love, (and his legacy continues with family Division I referees, coaches & players) and competed in track at the state level in high jump and the 440. Eddie's local record for the 440 held for decades.

After his service in World War II where he was a medic in the South Pacific, Eddie worked as a lineman for the R.E.M.C. and then enjoyed a long career in the insurance and bonding business. He was a 50+ year member of the Masons (Mt. Olive Lodge, Delphi), charter member of the Delphi Lions Club, and past president of the Carroll County Country Club. He joined the American Legion and became a drum major for Delphi, Lafayette, and the national champion La Porte Lancers drum and bugle corps. He was the longest-standing member of the Delphi United Methodist Church; that said, Eddie would prefer to be remembered for his impressive short game on the golf course.

Missing him greatly is his loving wife of 65 years, Rita Burns Wingard, sons Michael, David (Sally), daughters Suzanne (Les) Mooers, Debra (Scott) Kirk, son Brian, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many more loving family and friends.

There will be a private cremation with ashes to be scattered at his favorite golf course and a celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Eddie's name to the Delphi United Methodist Church Building Fund at 1796 North U.S. Highway 421, Delphi, Indiana, 46923.

Go Big Red!!


Published in the Journal & Courier from June 10 to June 11, 2013