|Richard A. Gengler|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, May 14, 2012 2:14 PM|
uly 2, 1933-May 13, 2012
Richard A. Gengler, 78, of Landeck, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born July 2, 1933, in Toledo to Aloy and Alice (Miller) Gengler, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 18, 1961, he married Marilyn Evans, who survives in Landeck.
Survivors also include sons Mark (Debbie) Gengler of Grabill, Ind., and Scott (Julie) Gengler of Landeck; daughter Melanie (Mike) Metzger of Fort Jennings; sister, Mary (Gene) Ashby of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brother Bill (Annie) Meyers of Ottawa; grandchildren Katie and Logan Gengler, Todd Gengler and Mark and Mariah Metzger; and step grandchildren Quinton, Natasha, John Michael and Brandon Duel.
Mr. Gengler was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy Reserve. He worked with his parents on the family dairy farm and the Delphos Bowling Center. He graduated from Landeck Schools in 1961. He later joined his parents in operation of the bowling center. On May 4, 2001, he was inducted into the Delphos Bowling Hall of Fame for meritorious service as owner and operator of the Delphos Recreation Center and for promotion of the sport. He was a member of American Legion Post 268 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 213, both of Delphos. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He shared his love for life with his family and friends.
A Mass of Resurrection will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. A parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Organization of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
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