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Services Monday for Wendell D. Sisco, 72

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Wendell D. Sisco, age 72 of Porter, IN, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018.

He was born on February 13, 1946, in Wichita, KS, to Glen Alonzo and Virginia Julien (Gunter) Sisco.

Wendell is survived by his son, Wendell “Butch” Sisco Jr. (life partner, Carl Edwards); daughter, Roberta LaRue (Robert Hamscher) Sisco; brothers, Gwendell “Jay” (Linda), Glendell and Daniel “Robin” (Maria) Sisco; grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Sisco, Rhiannon Daniel, Shelby Sisco, Sabrina Sisco and Dalton Durocher; great-grandchildren, Myles Sisco, Kristina Rosas, Arriana Rosas, Dezhon Knight, Aaliyah Winters and Owen McLarty; former spouse and friend, Wilda Sawaski; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends; his beloved dog, Lady; and caregiver, friend and companion, Cali Donaldson.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason Elliott Sisco; daughter, Jennifer Sue Sisco; and brother, Lendell Sisco.

Wendell was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel after 33 years of service. He loved fishing, spending time outdoors with his dog, Lady, and especially loved campfires and spending time with his family. Wendell was a very compassionate, giving person. He loved scratch-off lottery tickets and was especially fond of ‘Sliders’.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368, with Chaplain Craig Forwalter officiating.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in Wendell’s honor may be made to VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Online condolences to the family may be made at




Posted 12/14/2018




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