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Gene Wambold

December 12, 1926 — January 17, 2023

Marathon

Gene Wambold

Gene Wambold, 96, of Marathon, Florida, passed away on January 17, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Georganna Huck Sage-Wambold; his daughter, Krysten Swan; grandson, Aubrey Swan, stepchildren: Caroline, James, and Angela Gipson and their spouses, Seb Ettinger and Matthew Emrich; and grandchildren: Alice & Luc Ettinger, and Huck & Georganna Emrich. He was predeceased by his former wife, Joyce Oetjens Wambold, who passed away in 2009.

Gene was born in Evanston, Illinois, grew up in Chicago and Grosse Pointe.  He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Michigan business school. He served in the Navy in World War II and owned the Mineral Research Company of Detroit, Michigan.

Gene loved dancing, the local community theater, world traveling, (especially in Africa) and telling stories about the “Nickel Mine“ and his adventures in South America. Gene was a member of Saint Columba Church, the Country Club of Detroit, the Harbour Club of Charleston, and the Marathon Yacht Club. 

His funeral and Celebration of Life was held in Saint Columba, Marathon, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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