Gary Wagonrod

June 15, 1948 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 73)


Gary R. Wagonrod, 73, of Ohio City, Ohio passed away, September 11, 2021, peacefully at his home under hospice care.
Gary was born June 15, 1948 to the late Richard and Dorothy (Edsall) Wagonrod. He graduated from Van Wert High School in 1966. He later married Eldonna Gurtner on June 9, 1984.

Gary was a tool and dye specialist at Federal-Mogul in Van Wert for over forty years. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose - Celina. Gary was a sports fanatic; he loved watching the buckeyes! He also enjoyed playing fantasy football and baseball, bowling, playing chess, and doing sudoku puzzles. Most importantly, he loved his family endlessly.

Gary is survived by his wife; Eldonna Wagonrod of Ohio City, his children; Tammy (Patrick) Williamson of Fenwick, MI, Amy (Tom) Limbean of Riverton, UT, and Angie Curtis of Lewiston, OH, ten grandchildren; Kayla, Ian, Hannah, Josh, Jake, Ellie, Lukas, Darrick, Sam, and Serenity, two great grandchildren; Zainab and Ezra, two brothers; Richard Wagonrod Jr of Findlay, OH and Dennis Wagonrod of Van Wert, and a sister-in-law, Carol Wagonrod of Chicago, IL

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son; Christian Gurtner, a brother; Ronald Wagonrod, and a sister-in-law; Karen Wagonrod.

There will be a Celebration of Life held September 18, 2021 at the Ohio City Community Building from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; officiated by Rev. Randy Bevington.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891.

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