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Obituary: Eugene C. "Gene" Weiler, Columbus

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Eugene C. "Gene" Weiler, 81, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 6:25 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

Gene formerly worked as a carpenter for Spencer Sports, a manufacturer of mobile homes in Spencer, Wis., and retired from Cummins Engine Company in the late 1980s.

He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and  enjoyed carpentry work and bowling. A veteran of the United States Army, he was discharged at Camp Atterbury in 1953.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Calling will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military rites performed by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born in Athens, Wis., Jan. 23, 1932, Mr. Weiler was the son of Charles and Sophia Post Weiler. He married Joyce Richey Aug. 19, 1953, at Marshfield, Wis.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Curt (Debbie) Weiler and Kevin C. Weiler, both of Columbus; a daughter, Lynn (Larry) Pearson of Davenpoprt, Fla.; sisters, Vernel Rodman of Athens, Wis., and Eileen (Gerald) Faucher of Marshfield, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeffry Weiler, in 1976.



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