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September 10, 2011

Frank Eugene (Gene) Weidler

LINESVILLE — Frank Eugene (Gene) Weidler, 86, of Linesville, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. He had been in failing health for several years.

Born July 18, 1925, in Albion, he was the son of Donald A. Weidler and Geraldine Weidler Engle. He married Virginia L. (Ginny) Minnigh in 1946. She survives.

He graduated from Albion High School in 1943. He served our county in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines from 1943 until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Frank worked in plastics as an industrial engineer and had set up plants in Japan and Scotland until he retired in 1990.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Virginia L. (Ginny) Weidler; two daughters, Bobbi Van Dusen and her husband, Carl, and Linda Martin and her husband, Dave; a son, David Weidler and his wife, Nicole, all of Linesville; seven grandchildren, Cheryl Blood and her husband, Tim, of Conneaut, Ohio, Jason and Jarrod Myers, both of Linesville, Seth Martin and his wife, Ashley, of Harrisburg, Kelly Martin of York, Kayleen and Michala Weidler of Linesville; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kirsten Weidler, Dawn (Marie) Collins and Quinlynn Martin; three brothers, Don Weidler of East Springfield, Duane Weidler of Tucson, Ariz., and William Weidler and his wife, Beverly, of Girard; a sister, Marjorie Haranin of Fairview; a stepfather, Jim Engle of Albion; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard (Rick) Weidler.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be private in Linesville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to Southern Care Hospice, 1245 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements are under the direction of Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.

Please share a condolence or memory for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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