In Memory

Wilbur Lane - Class Of 1945

Wilbur E. Lane, 70, of 6150 N. Sleepy Hollow Road, Monticello, died at 7:22 a.m. Dec. 18,1996, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Dec. 27, 1925, in Marshfield, he was the son of Wilbur E. and Clova Ottinger Lane. His marriage was on Feb. 8, 1959, in Lebanon, to Doris E. Liebert, who survives. He retired in October 1996 from the Indianapolis Car Exchange, near Whitestown, formerly the Lafayette Car Exchange, where he worked for 16 years. Previously, he worked for Shaver Pontiac in Lafayette as a service writer, and was Jewel Tea representative for several years. He also formerly worked for the Wabash Railroad. He was a 1945 graduate of Delphi High School. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served on the USS New Jersey battleship. He was a member of the former Four Square Church in Lafayette, a life member of the VFW Post 3318 in Attica, and a member of IOOF Lodge 28 in Delphi and Moose Lodge 1529 in Lafayette. He bowled in men’s leagues at Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette, and enjoyed fishing and bird watching. Also surviving are four daughters. Melody Gipson of Lafayette; Marilyn Sikes of West Lafayette; Judy Marchand of rural Delphi; and Patricia Snowberger of Burnettsville; a son, Mike Lane of Delphi; his mother, of Delphi; three brothers, Leroy “Shine” Lane of Delphi, Robert Lane of Attica, and Art Lane of rural Delphi; two sisters, Maxine Brewer of Monticello and Carol O’Farrell of rural Delphi; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One daughter and a grandson preceded him in death. Services were Saturday at Horn Funeral Home with Sister Laura Poole officiating. Burial was in Pyrmont Cemetery with American Legion rites. Memorials may be given to the Heifer Project.

Delphi Carroll County Comet December 25, 1996