Auburn – Al Wleklinski, 68 died Thursday September 9, 2021 at his home in Auburn with his family at his side. He was born April 14, 1953 in East Chicago to Allie and Helen (Bucko) Wleklinski. They have both passed away.
Al was Director of Support Services at DeKalb Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn. He served the Auburn and DeKalb County community on boards and organizations whenever asked including, the United Way, St. Martins Health Clinic, Auburn Rotary and the Auburn Plan Commission.
Al married Tracey Hensel on August 5, 1972 in Indianapolis and she survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters; Jennifer Amaker and her husband Harold of Manning, South Carolina, Desiree Michael of Fort Wayne and Elizabeth Novy and her husband Nathan of Auburn; 6 grandchildren, Breana (Todd) Hurley, Nikolas Takayama, Brennon Michael, Logan Michael, Joseph Amaker and Aaliyah Takayama; a sister and brother in law, Mary and Doug DeRisi of Huntersville, North Carolina; 2 sisters and brothers in laws, Kathy and Wally Beach of Indianapolis and Elizabeth and Will Benedict of Trafalgar, IN.
A Funeral Mass will be 10 AM Friday, September 17, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 east 7th Street, Auburn, IN. A Life Celebration will be held from 4 to 7 PM Friday at Country Heritage Winery, 185 County Road 68, LaOtto, IN 46763. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be directed in Al’s name to St. Martins Healthcare Clinic, 1359 South Randolph Street, Garrett, IN 46738 or Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row #210, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 or Acres Land Trust, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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