Wehner, formerly of Portage, Indiana, died on June 16, 2016, in Sydney,
He was born August
31, 1954, in Gary, Indiana, to Charles R. and Virginia Ann (Marsh) Wehner.
David is survived
by his son Dr. Justin Wehner (Lindsey Mottus), Santa Barbara, CA, his
daughter Dr. Elise Adams (Karl Bohak,) Sydney, Australia, sisters: Jody
Zelencik, Greenfield, IN, Belinda Petroskey, Chris Cole, Nancy (Don)
Samuelson, Portage, IN, Magi Wehner, Dubuque, IA and Laurie (John Evans)
Wehner-Evans, Chesterton, IN.
He is also survived
his partner Cate Rendell, Sydney, Australia, nephews Brian Zelencik,
Portage, IN, Caleb (Alyson) Zelencik, McCordsville, IN, Matthew Petroskey,
Portage, IN, Michael (Kate) Wehner, Bloomington, IN, niece Laura Petroskey,
Hobart, IN, and great-nephew Cason Zelencik, great-niece Cally Zelencik
McCordsville, IN, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in
death by his parents and brother-in-law Dave Zelencik.
David was a 1972
graduate of Portage High School. He earned his BA in Sociology from the
University of Maryland while serving in the U.S. Army as an MP in
Kaiserslautern, Germany. He also completed a Masters in Psychology, from the
Flinders University of South Australia, studying inmate treatment and its
impact on repeat offenders, as well as a Masters of Nursing from the
University of South Australia.
David worked as a
psychologist in the corrections system across Australia with positions in
Adelaide SA, Perth WA, Sydney NSW and Mackay QLD. He helped inmates through
rehabilitation and self- improvement to try to reduce recidivism and improve
life for some of society’s toughest individuals.
His passion for
travel and music took him to many countries, concerts and venues. He
especially came to love Canada’s Banff National Park.
services will be held at a later date.