Gordon Calvin Wolfangel, born September 3, 1924, in Newtown, Ohio, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio. Gordon has now gone from this earth to be with his beloved wife, Ethel, who passed in 2010. Gordon was born and raised on a vegetable farm outside Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to vegetables, they raised dairy and beef cattle. After graduation from high school, Gordon entered the Army
, serving in France from 1943 to 1944 during WWII
. He was severely wounded and earned the Purple Heart
. After recovering, he returned to Newtown. In 1945 he entered the OSU School of Agriculture, graduating in 1949. At OSU, he met Ethel Ayers Huber, who graduated from the School of Music in 1947. They were married in Buffalo, New York, Ethel's hometown, in 1949. Gordon's first job was in Geneva, Ohio with the Farmer's Home Administration, providing loans to farmers in Northeast Ohio. Their son, Kurt, was born in Geneva, Ohio, January of 1952. Gordon held several jobs throughout his career, from financial institutions to county and government services. Involvement in the community was important to Gordon. He served as President of the Xenia Kiwanis Club at the time the Ox Roast was first started. He volunteered at Trinity United Methodist Church, and Memorial United Presbyterian Church. He also served on several county and state election campaigns, and worked for many school levies. Gordon is survived by his son, Kurt; daughter-in-law, Barbara; grandson, Kiel; granddaughter, Kirsten; grandson-in-law, Charles; great grandson CJ. Services will be private for immediate family members at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in to Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio, or the Xenia Community School's Endowment Fund.