WILLIAM FRANCIS PANYARD, 80, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Born Jan. 15, 1933, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Alfred F. and LaVel C. Pan-yard. William retired from Havel Bros., Fort Wayne, in 1996. He is survived by his loving companion and caregiver, Lois Panyard; eight children, Debra (Ronald) McLaughlin, Sandra Thomas, Cheryl Bourassa, Linda Myers, William A. (Barbara) Panyard, and Amy Faylor, all of Fort Wayne, Brian Dager of Decatur, and Marcus (Kelly) Dager of Fishers, Ind.; one brother, Thomas (Mary Nell) Panyard of W. Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Kathy (Terry) White of Roseville, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grand children; and one great-great-grandson. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Alfred and LaVel Panyard; and sister, Joan Nichols. The family will be having a private memorial service later in the year in Fort Wayne. Family requests memorials be made to Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold St., Fort Wayne (IN 46808) or to St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Road, Ft. Myers, Fla. Arrangements by National Cremation & Burial Society North Ft. Myers, Fla.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 5, 2013