Wanda Lou Hemmerling

April 11, 2024


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.

Visitation and Services

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

Survived by:

Wanda 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, and Great Grandchildren: Kadence Bales of Frankfort, Tori Moore of Frankfort, Adrienne Compton of Frankfort, Aubrey Jean Teter of Frankfort and Payton Shea Teter of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

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.


Leave your Condolences

19 Condolences for “Wanda Lou Hemmerling”

  1. Wayne and Susie Brock April 13, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Wayne and Susie Brock

  2. Vicky Bluemke April 13, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    Rosie and family- So sorry to hear this. I loved your Mom. She was a treasure! I will forever remember our Christmas in July when the kids were all small. You will all be in my prayers during this difficult time. Love you all.

    • Rosie Wright April 15, 2024 at 10:10 pm

      That was the best Vicky. You made her so happy. You’re a Great friend. She always loved you. Thanks for the memory. Love you

  3. Lisa Render April 13, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    Amy, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Grandma. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    With Love,
    Your Dragon Family
    Indiana Gateway

  4. Pam Ferguson April 13, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    Sending prayers and love to you all.
    Loved her bunches. Such a dear sweet woman.

  5. Terri and Terry St. John April 13, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    Rosie, Joyce and family. Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. She’s a loss for us too. She was the best Aunt in the whole wide world and we loved her dearly. Praise the Lord, we know where she’s at now. No more pain, sorrow or tears. Terry will miss all the teasing they did between them. We have so many good memories to hang on to. She was such a a blessing in our lives. She will be missed so much but will be together again someday. Condolences to all the family. Love you all.

  6. Ron & Bev McGill April 13, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Rosie and Joyce Ann, This is Ron McGill, Beverly Castor McGill’s husband, We live near Cicero,IN. Bev has suffered from dementia for the past several years and is unable to comprehend very many things, but on her behalf I want to extend our condolences to both of you and your families on the loss of your mother. I did not know her near as well as Bev did but I have heard about their good times as children growing up along with Bev’s sister Shirley Castor Thatcher. May God Bless you and ease the pain we know you are suffering.

  7. Carol Harrison April 13, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    Wanda was such a sweet, loving person. As kids she had such a comforting voice. She made you feel you could tell her anything and you knew she was listening. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way.

  8. Cindi Henninger April 13, 2024 at 7:58 pm

    Rosie and Joyce, So sorry to hear about your mother. You are both in our prayers.

  9. Teresa (Little) Beckett April 13, 2024 at 7:58 pm

    I loved my Aunt Wanda’s sense of humor, and fun personality. She will be missed so much. Her phone buddy (Josephine Little) would be so sad too, but we have decided not to tell her. Jo is 98 years old, bedridden, and has dementia herself. Just wanted to let the family know how much she was loved.

  10. Delilah F Paulsen April 13, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Wanda was a good friend and loved life. Always laughing and smiling!
    She will be missed and remembered by those she loved. My prayers are with you girls.

  11. Kathy (Gilmore )Moore April 13, 2024 at 10:08 pm

    To Wanda’s Entire Family,
    The Gilmore Family would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of dear sweet Wanda. She truly was a gem. I know Wanda will be missed and a lot of firsts come about. You all are in our hearts and in our prayers for peace and strength during your grief. God’s blessings to all.

  12. Janet Knox April 13, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Rosie and family.

  13. Deb Huff April 14, 2024 at 9:14 am

    May God comfort you & yours in this difficult time. Wanda will 4-ever be missed!!!!

  14. Holly Shrader April 14, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    Rosie, Joyce and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Aunt Wanda’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her from my childhood. She was the fun Aunt! Thinking of you all in this
    difficult time.

    With love.
    Holly (Penny’s daughter)

  15. Carol Carter April 14, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    My prayers are going out to your family. Carol (Street) Carter

  16. Paul and Dixie Sims April 15, 2024 at 10:55 am

    Rosie, Joyce and family- We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Wanda, she will be missed by many. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. When you feel sad, just think of the good memories you have of your mom, it helps get through the sadness you feel. So glad we got to see you last week Rosie. Love to you all.

  17. Lou Ray April 15, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    To Rosie, Joyce and family, I have known your family for over 60 years. Our kids grew up together. She was my best friend. I will miss her so much, as I know you will. I love you and you will always be in my prayers. God Bless you, Love Bill and Lou Ray

  18. Kenny Wright April 20, 2024 at 11:02 pm

    Rosie & Joyce, I am so sorry to hear the loss of your mother Wanda. We have a lot of good memories of your mom and dad. I will always remember them.

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