Woodrow “Bear” A. Ormiston Sr., 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born April 2, 1944 in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Dorothy Ormiston. He worked as a Teamster Truck Driver. Woody is survived by his son, Woodrow A. Ormiston, Jr. of Fort Wayne; brother, Jim (Laurie) Ormiston of Markle and John (Kay) Ormiston of Fremont; sisters, Diana (Marv) Hathaway of Roanoke and Nancy (Jack) Hensler of Port Charlotte, FL; grandson Derick Ormiston of Fort Wayne; and his extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Michelle Hathaway. Funeral service will be on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804, with a Gremlin Bell Ceremony as part of the graveside service. Contributions in “Bear’s” memory may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles or AMVETS. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the Ormiston family.
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