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Richard Allen Grose Sept. 13, 1935 - Sept. 11, 2018

Richard Allen Grose, 82, of Wabash, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born Sept. 13, 1935 in Elwood, to Allen and Lena (Vanness) Grose.

Richard was a 1953 graduate of Alexandria High School, Alexandria, Indiana, where he excelled in baseball. He then attended baseball schools in Missouri and Florida. He married Mary Lou Looker in Alexandria on Dec. 27, 1958. Richard felt honored to serve his county in the US Army for three years, where he was trained on the Nike Ajax Missile. He retired after 45 years as an insurance inspector for Retail Credit Company, Equifax, and Midwest Technical Inspections. Richard loved serving his church for many years, currently attending the Wabash Friends Church. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Indiana University fan, and enjoyed making wood burnings for his family and friends. He loved babies, and in his earlier years, Richard enjoyed running marathons, sky diving, and fishing.

He is loved by his family and is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Grose of Wabash; two daughters, Sherry (Eric) Armentrout of Wabash, and Jane (Vince) Tussing of Convoy, Ohio; four grandchildren, Megan (Mike) Crouse of Huber Heights, Ohio, Amanda (Jacob) Penner of Fort Wayne, Andrea Tussing and Daniel Tussing, both of Convoy; four great-grandchildren, Lily, Violet, and Daisy Crouse of Huber Heights, and Judah Penner of Fort Wayne; brothers and sister, Ralph Grose and John Grose, both of Alexandria, and Rosalie (Bob) Clamme of Portland, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and his great-grandson, Adam Crouse.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Friends Church.

The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.