R. Eugene "Gene" Wreede, 99, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday afternoon, October 24, 2019 at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on July 4, 1920 to William and Ruth (Stirn) Wreede in Cloverdale, Ohio. Gene proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. On June 15, 1947 he married Laverne (Roth) Wreede.
Gene was a faithful member of Ayersville United Methodist Church, and VFW #3360. He owned and operated Gene Wreede Farm Drainage for over fifty years. He enjoyed serving in his church, gardening, and being outdoors doing yard work. Gene enjoyed driving his Cadillac, country music, politics, and playing cards. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Gene will be greatly missed by his son, Rex (Deb) Wreede of Defiance, daughters, Annette (Chuck) Spallinger of Defiance, and Amy (Gary) Young of Atlanta, GA. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Wreede, and a sister, Emmogene McClure.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Ayersville United Methodist Church, 27728 Ayersville Pleasant Bend Road. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3:00 pm, with Jonathon Morse officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ayersville Cemetery.
Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ayersville United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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