Wayne A. Laeder,
age 71 of Chesterton, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday,
February 21, 2016.
He was born on
February 7, 1945, in Harbor Beach, MI, to Leonard Laeder, who preceded him
in death and Blanche Laeder, who survives in Michigan.
On October 6, 2012,
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton, he married Flavia Del Toro-
Laeder, who survives in Chesterton.
Also surviving are
his children, Travis (Stephanie) Laeder of Dallas, Texas, Leslie York of
Gary, Indiana, and David Laeder of Portland, Oregon; his grandchildren,
Chastity York of St. Louis, Missouri and Jeremy Laeder of Chesterton,
Indiana; and his step-children, Alex (Rosalba) Maya of Chicago, Illinois,
Veronica (Jonathon) Najath of Chicago, Illinois, Hector Maya of Chesterton,
Indiana, Felipe Maya of New York, and Jeanine Maya of Chesterton, Indiana.
Also surviving are
his siblings, Susan Laeder of Clearwater, Florida, Diane (Tom) Glaza of
Marlette, Michigan, and Neal (Nancy) Laeder of Harbor Beach, Michigan.
He is also preceded
in death by his former wife, Geraldine Laeder.
served his country as a sergeant in the Air Force as a young man. Following
that, he worked as a technician at Southwestern Bell AT&T for many years
before retiring. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton.
He loved fishing, gardening, smoking a good brisket and having great
conversations with the people he loved. Most of all, he was a generous and
loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, veteran, and loyal
friend. He had a strong commitment to serve others. His contagious laughter
and smile and giant bear hugs will be missed by all who knew him.
will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the
In lieu of flowers,
memorials given in Wayne’s memory will be placed in a fund for his grandson,
Jeremy Laeder. Please make checks payable to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.
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