NORTH MANCHESTER – Richard Eugene Lauderback, 87, Fort Wayne, and formerly of North Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Born in North Liberty on July 10, 1933, Richard was the son of the late Ralph Eugene and Silvia Irene Singleton Louderback.

In 1952, Richard joined the United States Army. He was a Korean War veteran. Richard married Betty Jean Gemberling on Jan. 13, 1962. She died Sept. 1, 2020.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date.

McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, is handling arrangements.


For those who wish to honor the memory of Richard Eugene Lauderback, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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