Gerald L. Wegler
June 22, 1927 - April 19, 2018
Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Service 4/23/2018
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 4/23/2018
Evergreen Cemetery

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Gerald Lee “Jerry” Wegler, age 90, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Red Oak Healthcare Community. Gerald was born June 22, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska the son of Herbert and Opal (Stennett) Wegler. The family lived north of Stanton, Iowa and Jerry attended Buss rural school for 8 years and graduated from Stanton High School in 1945. That same year, he was drafted into the United States Army. After basic training, Jerry served with the 7th Division Occupation Army in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, he attended technical school in Omaha for one year where he became an electrician. He worked a long career with Union Carbide Battery Company retiring in 1986. Gerald was united in marriage to Jo Anne Mudd on March 30, 1949 and they lived their entire married life in Red Oak, Iowa. Jerry was a long time American Legion member, former Elks Lodge member, and was a Bethlehem Lutheran Church member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, spending time outdoors; playing pool; and loved traveling after retirement.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters: Sonia Hinton and Diane Weiting; and great granddaughter: Celia. Survivors include his wife: Jo Anne Wegler of Red Oak, IA; daughters: Lyanne Hamilton and husband Roger of Red Oak, IA and Lynda McMillen and husband Dennis of Millard, NE; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established in Jerry’s name.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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