LAWRENCE R. "LARRY" VANDALL, 51, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home with his wife by his side holding his hand. He was born on Sept. 25, 1962, in Selina, Kan. Larry was married on April 11, 1992 to Nancy (McNulty) Vandall and they had recently celebrated 22 years of marriage. "He was a loving husband, 'BoBo', and dad." He worked as a head engineer / custodian at Lincoln Elementary School. He truly cared for the staff and students of Lincoln Elementary. Larry enjoyed racing and was a two-time street stock champion at Baer Field Speedway in 2011 and 2012. Surviving are his loving wife, Nancy of Fort Wayne; son, Zachary (Tiffany) Vandall of Fort Wayne; daughters, Emily (Brian) McGraw and Aubrey Vandall, both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Addison Vandall, Braylon Vandall, Aaliyah Vandall, Nicholas E. Vandall, Jacob Vandall, Gavin McGraw, Lillian McGraw, and Jace Moore; parents, Wilbur (LaWanda) Vandall and Mary (Alfred) Kobbeman (Day); brothers, Tom (Ronda) Ayers of Topeka, Kan. and Richard (Lori) Vandall of Fort Wayne; sisters, Jerri Lynn (Allen) Forrest of Vinita, Okla., Selina (Aaron) Hansen and Leeann (Tim) Kennerk, both of Fort Wayne; and his four-legged best friend, Ben. He was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas A. Vandall; and mother-in-law, Loretta Windsor. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46809), with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Parkview Hospice or On Track Ministries. For online condolences, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak-homeforfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 11, 2014