Waynedale Obituaries


JERAL K. RICHERSON, 63, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at the VA Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1946, in Fort Wayne. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was a sharp shooter, served two tours in Vietnam, and received the following awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Marksman Badge (Rifle M-1), and Expert Badge (M-14).

He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1421 and AMVets Post 33; and a member of American Legion Post 241.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sue Richerson of Fort Wayne; sisters, Betty Lovey, Darlene Adams and Donna Richerson, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Jerry Richerson and Juno Richerson, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Frank Campbell and Jessica Ferguson; and great-granddaughter, Haley Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Les Richerson; and stepson, Frank Housin.

Funeral service was Tuesday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Preferred memorials to the family.

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