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W. Wayne Gamble

February 5, 1935 — June 14, 2019

W. Wayne Gamble, 84, of Van Wert met his Lord and Savior at 10:14 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Van Wert Health. He was born February 5, 1935 in Van Wert County to the late George "Harold" and Dorothy (Pangle) Gamble. On June 27, 1977 he married Phyllis Ann Zeigler and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2015.

Wayne retired from the former Kennedy-Kuhn, in Van Wert, as a mechanic. He loved the outdoors and working in the yard, but most importantly he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his 3 children, Vicki (Larry) Smith of Van Wert, Monica (Phil Griffith) Pabst of Elgin, Ohio, and Jeff (Deb) Gamble of Van Wert; 3 step children, Connie (David) Rolsten-Wood of Van Wert, Scott (Cari) Rolsten of Mendon, and Jane (Steve) Barnes of Van Wert; 2 sisters, Marilyn Jones of Ottoville and Janet (Doug) Miller of Van Wert; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Wayne Gamble; a brother, Paul Gamble; and a sister, Mildred Heath.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 2:00-7:00 PM at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Tomlinson Cemetery in Mendon.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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