Wilbur Walter Adank

February 9, 1922 - November 15, 2006
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Wilbur Adank age 84 of Hebron and Crown Point, IN passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at his home. He is survived by his 1 Son: Jerry Lee Ellen Adank of Crown Point 1 daughter: Barbara Ron Hanaway of Wanatah, IN 1 Grandson: Brian April Hanaway of Union City, IN 2 Great Grandchildren: SierraContinue Reading

dick left a message on December 9, 2006:
We are going to miss you Sparky. You are just 1 of my classmates who have gone to your maker. I wish your family pease
Deb and Bob Itell left a message on November 20, 2006:
Our deepest sympathy to your family. We were very fortunate to have met Wilbur thru our neighbors Mikki and Todd. We just recently moved to North Vernon and a few days after we moved Wilbur had called us to wish us luck in our new adventure in life. He was a great person and friend. We also used to go over and ride at his place and enjoyed a pony cart ride with him just this spring. He came over to our house when Shannen got her first pony and congratulated her and she was talking with him and asking him questions. He was so nice to her and invited us over with the pony. We always enjoyed hearing his stories and learning from him and I wish I had had more time to learn from him. We were very fortunate to have known Wilbur. The Hebron and Crown Point area has lost a great friend to many and a great cowboy too.
Peggy J. Potucek left a message on November 20, 2006:
Jerry and sorry for your loss. Wilbur was kind to us kids...I was so thrilled being a LIttle Britches Rodeo member...and breakaway roping. I still have my membership pin in my jewelry box.
Joseph C. Potucek left a message on November 20, 2006:
Wilbur and I go back to the late l940's. He and his father rode and showed a pair of spotted horses. I was just a mid teen ager. He always had time to answer my questions. You dont have to be from Texas to be a cowboy and Wilbur was a good one.
Leslie Baumann left a message on November 20, 2006:
My deepest sympathy to Wilbur's family and friends. I was fortunate to meet Wilbur last summer when Kelly Garver and I approached him about offering dog agility classes at his arena. I was impressed with how curious he was about our methods to teach dogs to do agility and he shared some good stories about teaching roping and riding. I'm very sorry that Wilbur never got a chance to come watch one of our agility classes and I wish I could have gotten to know him better. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Leslie Baumann
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Pat Marguerite Leininger left a message on November 19, 2006:
Jim, Wilbur and I shared a lot of good memories--4-H Horse & Pony beginnings, Quarter Horses and the kids. I will miss another old friend, but will hold his memory in my heart as I saw him last. My condolences to you. Marguerite Leininger
Bob and Sue Harrison left a message on November 19, 2006:
Our deepest sympathys to Wilburs family. He was a good cowboy, neighbor and friend to many Bob and Sue Harrison
Patti Leininger left a message on November 19, 2006:
Quarter Horses,trick cattle, visits at the vet clinic and the sale barn hay sales, best pie at the auction barn and horse knowledge galore,the neckerchief he always wore--all memories of Wilbur. He never changed in all the years I knew him and always had a story. I will miss him. Happy Trails my friend. Patti Leininger
Russ Denzine left a message on November 19, 2006:
It was my pleasure to have known Wilbur. He worked with me at IIC for over 10 years, and I really enjoyed those years. Wilbur taught me a great deal about animals and being compassionate to my fellow man.
Car Leininger left a message on November 19, 2006:
Jerry, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Carl and Kathy Leininger
Shelly Stephen left a message on November 19, 2006:
Dear Jerry and Ellen, I did not know your dad, but from knowing you, I realize he must have been a wonderful man. I am very sorry for your loss.
Helen Lasky left a message on November 18, 2006:
I knew Wilbur and Lois, too through my work in the Personnel Office at Urschel Laboratories. He was a fine man, a hard worker, and a caring person. I feel blessed to have known him and worked with him. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all his family.
Sandy Kay Smith Marino left a message on November 18, 2006:
I was so sorry to hear about Wilbur's passing. I have a lot of good memories of him and my dad AL Smithworking with the horses together. He will surely be missed.
Judy & Clyde Flory left a message on November 18, 2006:
We are so sorry to learn of Wilbur's passing. We will keep you in our prayers.
Grant and Peggy Everman left a message on November 17, 2006:
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Sue Hodson left a message on November 17, 2006:
So sad to hear about your loss. We lost a great neighbor. We always looked forward to Wilbur riding up or he and Rosie driving up the driveway. He always had time to sit and share his knowledge. The horse world has lost a true cowboy. He will be missed. John, Sue, and Kate Hodson
Lorie Bastien left a message on November 17, 2006:
I am so sad to hear of Wilbur's passing. He was so generous to let us ride in his indoor. He was always very kind and helpful. He had a lot of great horse knowledge that he shared. His kindness will be missed greatly by many.
Wendy Payne left a message on November 17, 2006:
Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I have many, many fond memories of Wilbur. Wilbur passed on my sons Adam birthday. I used to haul Adam with me to ride in Wilburs arena another kind act of Wilbur. When I asked Adam what do you remember most about Wilbur, Adam said he always would let me play in the sawdust by the cows. While Adam was playing, Wilbur would watch me ride and insist that I should quit riding in circles and start roping cattle: Recently, Wilbur picked me up in his horse and cart while I was jogging down the road. He forced me to take a ride I only like to be in control of my own animals. I had one hand on Wilbur and the other grabbing the cart. Wilbur thought it was very funny that I was afraid. He will be greatly missed.Wendy Payne
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