Mauger Eugene Donald Mauger, age 90, of Powell, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at Danbury Senior Living. Born in Columbus, OH to the late James and Louise Mauger, Eugene was a graduate of Columbus East High School. He served actively in the Navy during WWII. Eugene and his wife, Carol Jean, married and settled in Columbus Ohio in 1950. They were married for 65 years until her death last year. He retired from The Ohio State University where he was the optician in the College of Optometry for many years. He made many close friends and colleagues during his years working at the College and thoroughly enjoyed working with the optometry students. In retirement he enjoyed working as a ranger at Shamrock Golf Course. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol Jean, their infant son Eugene Donald Mauger, Jr., and his brother James Mauger. Eugene is survived by his children, Robin (Michael) Sutton of Lamont, IL and Dr. Thomas (Carol) Mauger of Powell; his grandchildren, Jocelyn (Mark) Smith of Des Moines, IA, Nathaniel Mauger of Columbus, Amelia Mauger of Denver, CO and Valerie Mauger of Columbus; as well as his great-grandchildren, Carter, Cooper and Charlotte Smith; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make memorial contributions to: The Ohio State University, Department of Ophthalmology Research and Education Fund, 915 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212, in Eugene's memory. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2016.