Wilma J. (Hogan) Searfoss

March 28, 1938 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 82)


Wilma J. Searfoss, age 82, of Auburn passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn.

Wilma was born in Auburn on March 28, 1938 to Lewis and Lela Mable (Ridenour) Hogan. 

She and Bruce Searfoss had been together since 1957.  He preceded her in death on April 10, 1993.

Wilma was a homemaker.  She also worked at GTI Ditronics in Leesburg and then at Da-Lite Screen Company in Warsaw retiring in 2006.  She was a member of Auburn Moose Chapter 261 and the American Legion Post 253 Ladies Auxiliary in North Webster.  She was an avid card player and she was very proud that she had recently voted for the first time in a very long time. 

Wilma was a quiet person but when she had something to say it was important and people would listen.  She was a loving friend and coworker, she still got together with her friends once a month for lunch.  The most important thing to Wilma was her family.  She was a wonderful mom, G-ma, great G-ma and great great G-ma! 

Survivors Include:

Son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Sally Searfoss of Leesburg, Indiana.

Granddaughter; Nikki Searfoss of Fort Wayne.

Grandson; Brad Searfoss of Fort Wayne.

Granddaughter; Stephanie (Mike) Mendoza of Union Mills, Indiana.

Grandson; Thomas Schweizer of West Palm Beach, Florida.

9 great grandchildren; Sydney, Chloe, Isaac (Rylee), Mikah (Ayla), Nitaljia, Laynee, Layla, Neylie and T.J.

2 great great grandchildren; Winnie and Carson.

Sister; Virginia Hansen of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Bruce Searfoss, 2 sisters; Margaret and Pat and 5 brothers; Larry, Wendell, Darl, Russell and Richard.

Vistitation will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Mock Cemetery in Leesburg.

Memorial donations may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

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