Charlotte Elsa Waikel
Charlotte Elsa Waikel
  • September 5, 1925 - December 23, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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CHARLOTTE E. WAIKEL, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Parkview Hospital. Born Saturday, September 5, 1925, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Richard Christen and Elsa (Uhlmann) Christen. She held a clerical position with Sears and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving is her niece, Ruth Gravitt of Arizona. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph F. "Bud" Waikel; son, Richard C. "Rich" Waikel; and a grandson, Craig Geoffrey Murdock Waikel. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 West Wayne Street, with Pastor Mark Neubacher officiating. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or The Rescue Mission of Fort Wayne.