Gene J. Stults

Gene J. Stults, 87, of Marion, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Mr. Stults was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army in Germany, where he was awarded a Purple Heart, Belgium and Czechoslovakia. After the war ended, he served in Austria. He also served in the Army National Guard for 21 years. He was employed in the engineering department of the Marion Veterans Hospital for 37 years, retiring in 1981.

A resident of Marion since 1942, he was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a former member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and on various committees. He was a member of Marion Elks Lodge 195, was named Elk of the Year and was the Elks representative to the VA Hospital for 12 years. He also volunteered at Marion General Hospital for 14 years.

He was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Huntington to Ora and Orpha Williamson Stults. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Riesen Stults.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Pam (Tony) Waymore, of Marion; Krista (Robert) Calvin, of South Carolina; and Annette (Mark) Everly, of Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A service was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, Marion, with Rev. Jeanie Barnes officiating. Burial, with military honors, was at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the American heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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