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Gary L. Sr.
Gary L. Wengert Sr., age 71, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013, at home. He was born on October 6, 1942, to William and Olive (Sugg) Wengert. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. serving his country proudly, retiring as a GNYSGT, after 25 years of dedicated service. He was employed with GM Powertrain for 34 years, before retiring. Gary loved to cook, fish and hunt. He was an avid outdoorsman, also enjoying gardening and farming. Gary loved nothing more than the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Janet Wengert; children, Gary Jr. (Anika) Wengert and Deborah (Christopher) Hall; grandchildren, William, Khristopher, Gareth, Chase, Asa, Alexandria, Antonia, Nick, Alaysia, Alaya, Alayka and Alaysa; sister, Victoria (Richard) Hanes; best friends, Dexter and Larry, and many other relatives and dear friends.
The family will receive guests on Friday from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer
Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Whiteford Union Cemetery.
Those wishing to make
memorial contributions are asked to consider Toys for Tots or Heroes in Action.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 1, 2014