Wanda Lou Hemmerling

Wanda Lou Hemmerling, 84, of Frankfort, passed away April 11, 2024 at Wesley Manor, Frankfort, Ind.  She was born April 12, 1939 in Tipton County, Indiana to Archibald E. and Ruby (Brunson) Small.

She married Charles Arthur Hemmerling on November 20, 1956 in Lawrenceville, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 19, 2018. Wanda graduated from Tipton High School.  She previously worked at the Frankfort Cigar Factory, Mallory Controls, the Veterans Services in Frankfort and was a homemaker.  Wanda and Charlie moved to Arizona in 1979 and lived there 30 years before returning to Frankfort.  Wanda enjoyed crocheting and especially spending time with her family.  Her smile and laughter were contagious along with her big soft heart. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Wesley Manor for the loving care she received from the nursing staff during her time there.

She is survived by 2 Daughters:  Rosie (Rodney) Wright of Frankfort and Joyce Ann (Brian “Hair Bear”) Wire of Colfax,  Grandchildren:  Amy (Wesley) Hickson of Pensacola, Florida, Abby (Rob) Moore of Frankfort and Christian Lynn “Danielle” Compton (Seth Smith) of Rossville, Step Grandchildren: Gina (Kevin) Gubocki of Sheridan, Darin (Crystal) Wright of Frankfort and Damon (Caitlin) Wright of Lafayette, Grandchildren:  Kadence Bales of Frankfort, Tori Moore of Frankfort, Adrienne Compton of Frankfort, Aubrey Jean Teter of Frankfort and Payton Shea Teter of Frankfort.

She was preceded in death by parents, spouse, granddaughter Maggie Compton Teter, 3 brothers Walter Richard Small, Robert Lee Small, Billie Gene Small and sister Mary Ellen Lord.

Public Visitation on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home followed by Private Family Graveside Services in Fairview Cemetery, 418 Fairview Ave., Tipton, IN

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.  Clinton County Crematory and Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort are assisting the family. Please visit www.goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.