VELMA M. NOTESTINE, 83, of New Haven, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Alfeld. She retired in 1981 from International Harvester, after 36 years of service. She was a life member and past president of the New Haven American Legion Post 330 Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Jack; step-children, Kent (Becky) Notestine of Woodburn, Connie Wannemacher of Fort Wayne and Kim (Kerry) Hicken of Roosevelt, Utah; sister, Carol Wessel of Fort Wayne; and 14 nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Valerie Austin; and five siblings. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Pastor David Stecker officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 21, 2012 at the funeral home with American Legion Post 330 Auxiliary service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to Riley Children’s Hospital. To share online condolences please visit

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