Wayne E. Applegate, 71, of Auburn, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at his home in Auburn.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1948, in Kendallville, Indiana, to Kenneth and Vera (Leitch) Applegate. They preceded him in death.
He married Mary L. Smith on May 14, 1966, in Antwerp, Ohio, and she survives in Auburn.
Mr. Applegate worked in maintenance for Scheller-Globe and Foamex, retiring in 2011, after serving for 43 years.
Also surviving are two sons, Darrell Lynn (Mary Ann) Applegate, of Butler, and DeWayne Allen (Cheryl Wyatt) Applegate, of Auburn; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Neal (Sandy) Applegate, of Waterloo; and two sisters, Darlene Schackow, of Defiance, Ohio, and Penny Schackow, of Woodburn.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn.
Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the family, in care of Mary L. Applegate.
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