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Benjamin Noah "Benji" Wright

May 20, 2020 — May 20, 2020

Benjamin Noah “Benji” Wright, infant son of Justin and Rebecca (Oelker) Wright, of Indianapolis, passed away at 19 weeks, 6 days on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He weighed 37 grams and was 5.25 inches long.

Benjamin had his daddy’s chin, lips, jawline, and eyes. He had his mommy’s nose and face shape; Benjamin was perfect in every way. Benjamin enjoyed getting kisses from his big sister, Lydia, and loved making mommy want hot dogs, pickles, and chocolate chip cookies. Benjamin will be forever loved and missed by his parents, sister, and extended family.

Baby Benjamin was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Julia (Barnes) Evard and Maurice Oelker, Sr and his paternal great grandmother, Rosalyn (Irrgang) Soladine.

Along with his parents, survivors include his older sister, Lydia Nicole Wright; maternal grandparents, Vincent and Julia (Evard) Oelker; maternal great grandparents, Joseph Evard, Sr. and Elizabeth (Lamm) Oelker; paternal grandparents, Samuel Thomas Wright, Jr. (Tom), Emily (Tull) Wright, and Lawrence and Theresa (Tull-Walker) Burk; paternal great grandparents, Jane Wright, Herb Soladine, and Samuel Thomas Wright, Sr.; aunts and uncles, Mary, Elizabeth, and Clare Oelker, Allen (Shannon Ramstein) Sisk, and Erin (Kyle Dodge) Wright.

The Wright family would like to thank everyone who reached out to them with words of love and support during this most difficult time. They would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other staff members at St. Francis Hospital for their support, compassion, and care during their time there.

Final care and cremation arrangements are entrusted to the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. In loving memory of Benjamin, please consider making a memorial contribution to Love, Lucas at

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