Waynedale Obituaries


WILMA (KOEHLER) GIORDANO, age 95, passed away, August 16, 2016, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Wilma was born April 25, 1921, in Wabash County, daughter of Harmon P. Koehler and Anna (Cullers) Koehler. Wilma graduated from Lagro High School in Wabash County in 1938. She married Joseph J. Giordano August 11, 1948 in Marion. Wilma and Joseph were both hairdressers and owned businesses in Fort Wayne for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by husband Joseph and son Gregory; five brothers, Guilford Koehler, Phillip Koehler, Theodore Koehler, John Koehler, Robert Koehler, and Cranston (Ted) Koehler; two sisters, Louise Urnowey and Mary Hutchens.

Survivors include Richard J. (Vicki) Giordano of Roanoke; Julie (Gregory) Giordano of Fort Wayne, and two granddaughters Ashlee Giordano of Huntington, and Rachel Giordano of Boston, Massachusetts, sisters-in-law Mildred Koehler of Wheaton, Illinois, Ruth Koehler of Springfield, IL and Lois Koehler of Wabash.

A celebration of life will be held at the Waynedale UMC on Saturday, September 10 at 10 am. Private interment will be Hopewell Cemetery in Wabash County.

Preferred memorials are to Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46809.

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