WOOSTER – Gene S. Whitman 89, of Wooster died Saturday March 29, 2008 in Wooster Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M.Tuesday April 1, 2008 at the Trinity United Church of Christ 150 E. North St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 with Revs. Kevan Franklin and Glenn Royer officiating. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home on Monday March 31, 2008 from 6-8 P.M.
He was born March 28, 1919 in Lodi Ohio the son of Milan and Bertha Kruggel Whitman. On June 30, 1943 he married Ruth Cramer who survives.
Gene worked as a Well Tender for Columbia Gas for 25 years retiring in 1983. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving his country in WWII. He served in the 380th Air Service GP of the Air Corp as a Staff Sergeant in the China-Burma India Theater. Gene was a 1937 graduate of Chatham High School, a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster, the Harrisville Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of the Valley of Canton, member of Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland and and the Wooster Shrine Club, Wayne County Historical Society and the Stark Wilderness Center.
In addition to his wife Gene is survived by three children: Barbara (Burton) Mullins of Apple Creek, Richard (Valerie) Whitman of Dayton, and Ronald (Sally) Whitman of Wooster. A daughter in law: Catherine Whitman of Wooster. A brother in law: W.C. Geiss of Homerville. Grandchildren: Michelle (Ben) Berry of Apple Creek, Mike (Lori) Mullins of Fredericksburg, Matthew Whitman of Dayton, Kayla Whitman of Dayton, Cody Whitman of Pasadena California, Kyle Whitman of Wooster, Mariah Whitman of Wooster and Madison Whitman of Wooster. Great-Grandchildren: Tyler, Austin, and Nicholas Berry. Alexis, Brenna, Olivia and Madelyn Mullins.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, a son John C. Whitman. Father and Mother in law George and Hazel Cramer. A brother Mack Whitman and a sister Mary Geiss.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ 150 E. North St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the Charity of Choice in his memory.
Trinity United Church of Christ of Charity of Choice
Tuesday April 1, 2008 11:00 A.M. at Trintiy United Church of Christ
Monday March 31, 2008 from 6-8 P.M.