Gerald W. Wenner
Gerald W. Wenner, age 84 of Newbury Township, Ohio, passed away Oct. 4, 2019, at UHHS Geauga Medical Center, Claridon Township, Ohio.
He was born June 18, 1935, in Allentown, Pa., a son of the late Sheldon and Marie (Hoffert) Wenner.

Gerald was raised in Lewisburg, Pa., graduated from Lewisburg High School where he met his wife, Carol Leonard, whom he married in 1955. After graduation he attended Bucknell University.

He has lived in Northeast Ohio for more than 60 years. When his children were young, he was a 4-H advisor to a horse and pony club and president of the 4-H Horse and Pony Division in Geauga County. Gerald was also president of Geauga County Tourism.
For most of his life (over 50 years), he was a farrier and raised horses and cattle on the family farm in Newbury Township.
In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. In later years, he and his wife loved to travel to the southwest.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Wenner of Middlefield; one son, Jeffrey (Annemarie) Wenner of Claridon Township; granddaughter, Jessica Diggs of Washington; grandson, Gregory Wenner; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Diggs; brother, David (Diane) Wenner; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his wife, Carol; his parents; and brothers, Donald Wenner and Robert Schlott.

Private family services were held.

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Published on October 10, 2019


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