Gary L. Geren, 78, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:07 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 23, 1942 in Findlay, OH to Nathan and Helen Maurine (King) Geren who preceded him in death. On October 13, 1962 he married Raelene Neuman and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa (Kenny) Winget, Kristine (Marty) Limbert, Mary (Larry) Lutz; 10 grandchildren, Sally (Jim) Fisk, Hanna Rizzo, Allison Limbert, Mitchell Limbert, Haley (Kyle Hart) Geren-Hinegardner, Claire Limbert, David Limbert, Taylor (Tyler White) Winget, Mia Lutz, Owen Lutz; two great-grandchildren, Kaden Kociuba, Cameron Rizzo; four siblings, Dennis (Linda) Geren, Marilyn (Gary) Grainger, Carolyn Smith, and Mike (Lori) Geren.
Gary was preceded in death by a son, John Geren; a grandson, Teddy Lutz; a brother, Rodger Geren; and a brother-in-law, John Smith.
Gary spent most of his childhood in McComb, Ohio. He moved to Wapakoneta in 1957. Gary excelled in team sports and his high school teammates became his lifelong friends. He was a 1960 graduate of WHS and attended The Ohio State University.
Gary worked at Superior Coach/Sheller Globe for 17 years before starting his own company, Mid Bus Inc. After retiring from the bus business, Gary and Raelene opened the Columbus Grove Furniture Store.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved his horses, homing pigeons, dogs, The Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
The visitation with the family will begin at noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at First English Lutheran Church. The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., with Vicar Deborah Monnin officiating.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlossertfuneralhome.com
The Geren family has entrusted Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services to handle the arrangements.
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Published by Wapakoneta Daily News from Apr. 11 to Apr. 17, 2021.