He was born Aug. 13, 1927 in Jasonville, IN to Lowell Wasnidge and Olive (Yeryar) Wasnidge.
Claude married Marilyn (Clark) Wasnidge on March 8, 1965 and she passed away on July 7, 1996.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Blake and Tonya Wasnidge of Jasonville; brother & sister-in-law, Jerry and Gayle Wasnidge of Jasonville; sister and brother-in-law, Dejah and Willard Wier of Jasonville; sister-in-law, Naomi Wasnidge of Jasonville; grandchildren, Ali Wasnidge, Cassie Wasnidge, Doug and Stephany Wasnidge, Shasta and Matt Gilbert; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Phillip Wasnidge; and life-long friend, Bill Humphrey.
Claude retired from Pfizer after 42 years of service. He served in the Marine Corps. during WWII and was a member of the Jasonville American Legion Post #172.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville.
Graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Lebanon Cemetery, Midland with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted.