Wayne K. Koble

May 6, 1955 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Wayne Koble Obituary

Wayne K. Koble, 68 of Rockwood, Tennessee, formerly of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Roanne Medical Center, Harriman, Tennessee. Beloved son of the late Richard Koble and Mary Taraj Koble; loving father of Melissa (Jeffrey) James; cherished grandpa of Zandre and Hailee; dearest brother of the late Johann (William) Keepes; dear uncle of Sheila.

Visitation for Wayne will be held on Thursday morning, February 15, 2024 at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting from 9:00am to time of funeral services at 11:00am with the Rev. Timothy McFarland of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, officiating; interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

Wayne Koble was born on May 6, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana. A longtime resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community, he was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1975. He was a former employee of the American Maize Products Co., (Amaizo, Cargill) and the Empress (Horseshoe) Casino. He was known for his love of Engles and Char. Wayne was always a happy person and had a great sense of humor. He loved to talk to people and make people laugh, he never met a stranger. He survived a debilitating stroke 22 years ago, that took away his story telling ability. He remained happy and smiling and tried his best to tell stories. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated

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February 15, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Interment following funeral service

St. John Cemetery
1547 167th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46320


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