Wilma was born on March 10, 1952 in Graniteville, Missouri to the late Geraldine and Clayton Swaringim. She married Leroy B. Fingerhut on November 25, 1970.
Wilma spent her early years caring for patients at The Baptist Home and various other care facilities. She also fed many hungry folks at A & W, The Kozy Korner, and Grant’s Inn. After her three children were born, she became a full-time wife and homemaker. Wilma and Leroy relocated to Poneto, Indiana in 1986, where she was blessed with four grandchildren. She was referred to as “Aunt Wil” by her four nieces and eight nephews that will always remember the fun times and adventures she took them on. Wilma will be remembered for her generosity and loving heart. She will be missed by many here on earth while she is celebrating in heaven with those she missed that went before her.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Leroy Fingerhut of Poneto, Indiana, her children; Barbara (Lee) Fetzer of Ven Wert, Ohio, Jeanette Fingerhut and Leroy “Sonny” Fingerhut both of Poneto, Indiana. Four grandchildren; Isaiah (Miranda) Fetzer, Leanna Fetzer, Brittany Fetzer and Carol Beck, one great-grandson, Damien Allison all of Ohio. She is also survived by two sisters, Merrilyn Humphrey and Shirley (Mike) Griffin, and two brothers; Raymond (Melanie) Swaringim, and Milford Swaringim, a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Pat) Fingerhut, a sister-in -law, Teresa Swaringim all of Missouri and her four nieces and eight nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Ronnie “Hoss” Swaringim, a brother-in-law, Ronnie Humphrey and a sister-in-law, Carol Swaringim.
“Until we see you again”.
A first visitation was held April 3 in Indiana. A second visitation was held April 8 at Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob. The funeral service was held immediately following visitation. Interment was in Graniteville Cemetery in Graniteville, MO.