Elzie Wayne Fry
Elzie Wayne Fry
VAN WERT, Ohio — Elzie Wayne Fry, 94, of Van Wert, died at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the VanCrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1923, in Ohio City, Ohio, the son of the late Harry Richard and Arnie Irene (Custer) Fry. On Dec. 23, 1944, he married the former Georgia M. Pierce, who survives at the residence.

Elzie was a 1942 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a bus driver for the Greenville Bus Company and retired from Eaton (Aeroquip Corp.) He was a member of the Van Wert American Legion Post 178 and of the Woods Golf Course.

Family survivors include his wife, Georgia; two sons, Richard (Clair) Fry of California and Daniel (Sandra) Fry of Virginia; daughter, Linda Suzanne (Jerry) Martin of Minnesota; five grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Joan Schaadt and Ola Mae Carr.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemtery in Ohio City where military honors will be provided by the combined posts of the American Legion and V.F.W. of Van Wert.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.