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Wayne C. Terman
December 27, 1943 - March 12, 2018

Wayne C. Terman

Wayne C. Terman
Dec 27, 1943 - Mar 12, 2018

Wayne C. Terman
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An individual who enjoyed kidding and joking around, Wayne Terman was a very outgoing and social man. He was particular and took pride in things that meant a lot to him. He believed if you were going to do something, be good at it. He was always there to lend a hand to someone in need or be the guy who had the tool that you needed for a project. Wayne had many things to be proud of, but he was most proud of his wife of 54 years and his two wonderful children.

With the United States being involved in WWII, much of the country was adapting life to help with the war efforts. GM and Ford turned car production into aircraft engines and bomb making equipment. 1943 marked the completion of the Pentagon and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C., the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created as well as the invention of the slinky. On December 27, Ray "Stanley" and Juanita "Skip" (Long) Terman were happy to announce another event of 1943 as they announced the birth of Wayne C. at the Lucky Hospital in Wolf Lake, Indiana.

Wayne grew up on the family farm and knew the value of hard work, but in his spare time, he enjoyed sports and excelled in basketball. While attending Larwill High School, he played on the basketball team and was recognized as the highest scoring player in Whitley County and also competed in track for the Trojans through his junior year. It was also in his junior year of high school where he started dating Lana L. Marrs. Following graduation in 1962, Wayne and Lana were married on May 11, 1963.

Two weeks after their wedding, he started working for International Harvester. As the company made changes and closed their Fort Wayne location, Wayne made the decision to commute each week to Springfield, OH to work for the company. After 9 years of traveling back and forth, Wayne retired in 1993 as a Union Steward from Navistar with 30 years of service.

As a young adult, Wayne kept up his competitive side by participating in local softball leagues but after breaking his leg as his slid into a base during a game in the mid 1970's, he decided he should retire. A father of two children, he enjoyed spending time when he could watching his daughter compete in track and coaching his son in little league. He loved to fish and also enjoyed trips to Rice Lake in Canada.

In his spare time, he found relaxation sitting on the porch with his wife, talking with friends, or going down to his barn for a cigar. Watching old westerns and John Wayne on TV were his favorites, but he also enjoyed watching a good football game.

After accepting God into his life and being saved On February 11, 2018, Wayne's family knew where he was going on the morning of Monday, March 12, 2018. At 5:45 a.m., Wayne went home to the Lord. Life will never be the same for Wayne's family, but knowing where he is now, brings peace after struggles with dialysis and radiation treatments.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lana Terman; son, Mike Terman, of Columbia City; daughter, Jodi Terman, of New Haven; brothers, Jack (Lois) Terman, of Columbia City and Jerry Terman, of Fort Wayne; sisters-in-law, Nancy Walker and Willodean White, both of Columbia City; and his special cat friend, J.L. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Terman.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor John Cummings of Community Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow at Adams Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Community Bible Church. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences online.

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Dwight Coppolino on Mar 20, 2018

"So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you Lana and your family.

LArry E. Stewart on Mar 16, 2018

So sorry to hear one of my classmates has passed away. Best wishes to Wayne's family. Larry E. Stewart

DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home on Mar 15, 2018

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Robinhare64@gmail.com on Mar 14, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers for entire Terman family. With heavy hearts of losing Wayne, we do know we will see him again soon in Glory. Clint Ile and family

Mark Pequignot on Mar 14, 2018

Lana and family,
Hard to find good neighbors. Lucky to know you two. Will miss him on the front porch, and in the yard with you. Love, thoughts and prayers.
Mark, Patty, Austin, Zach, and Josh Pequignot

Sharon Hesting on Mar 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you Lana and your family. Sharon & Garland Hesting

Betsy on Mar 13, 2018

Continuing to keep you and your family in our prayers. Ted and Betsy

Glenna Martin on Mar 13, 2018

We will miss our dear friend. So many good Memories. Prayers and Love to all.
John & Glenna

Greg and Chris Ness on Mar 13, 2018

Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers during this sad time.So sorry for your loss.
Greg and Chris Ness

Cheryl Felger on Mar 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to you Lana and family. Cheryl and Jim Felger

Pam on Mar 13, 2018

CandleLana and family...you are in our prayers. Rick and Pam Pasquali

Phil Debolt on Mar 13, 2018

CandleThe Family and Friends of Wayne are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Phil Debolt

Randy Grimes on Mar 12, 2018

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

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