James A Wehrle, 66, of Churubusco, passed away on February 24, 2020, in Fort Wayne.\nBorn in Fort Wayne, on April 9, 1953, to the late Robert and Helen (Eber) Wehrle. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne, graduating from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1971.\nJames was preceded in death by his life partner, Debra Reimund, on June 6, 2011.\nHe retired from Norfolk & Southern after more than 25 years of service.\nHe loved living on Blue Lake. James was a "true outdoorsman" and taught many children how to fish. In addition to fishing, he enjoyed deer hunting. He was a fan of Notre Dame Sports. He most especially enjoyed his family.\nJames is survived by his daughter, Danielle Wehrle; a step-son, Ethan O'Brien; three sisters, Carolyn (Larry) Michelbrink, Monica (Harriet Miller) Wehrle and Peggy (Jim) Elder-Nelson; a brother, Thomas (Karen) Wehrle; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Robertson; two grandchildren, Aydan and Megan O'Brien.\nIn addition to his life partner and parents, he is preceded by a stepfather, Richard Wehrle; two brothers, Robert and Joseph Wehrle; his beloved dog Jack.\nServices will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., with calling beginning at 10:00 a.m.\nIn Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.