MICHAEL STEPHAN WALCHLE, 46, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. Born Feb. 11, 1963, in Fort Wayne, he called Las Vegas, Nev. and Montrose, Colo. home for several years. he worked as a tour guide in the Grand Canyon National park and had a great love for caving and the outdoors. "He was a true family man, a loving husband, father, and brother, as well as an adventurer. He will be greatly missed." Surviving are his wife, Tamara Renee; daughter, Sheryl Ann; sisters, Barbara (Bill) Williams and Nancy (Dave) Grone, both of Fort Wayne, and Alexia Correlli of Maine; brothers, Danny (Yvonne) of Fort Wayne, James of Hawaii and Timothy of Fort Wayne; and grandmother, Helen Bowers of Monroeville. He was preceded in death by his father, Myron; mother, Delores Walchle; and sisters, Helen, Sheryl and Patricia. Service is 10 a.m. Sunday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with calling one hour prior.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 19, 2009