Raymond Eugene “Gene” Faler, 67, of rural Stryker, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 6, 2010, in the Emergency Department of Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., following an apparent heart attack.
Gene was born March 30, 1942, at Montpelier, to Ruth Arlene Dilworth and Kenneth Monroe Faler.
The family resided during his formative years in the Camden, Mich., area and he was a graduate of Camden- Frontier High School. He then attended Spring Arbor University, Kent State University, and graduated from Bowling Green State University.
A master craftsman and avid woodworker, he had retired after 32 years as an industrial arts teacher with Archbold Schools. Earlier he had taught industrial arts in the West Unity Schools.
Following retirement, he had owned and operated Faler Construction, a home building and remodeling business, employing many of his former students over the years.
He was an active member of Archbold Evangelical Church, having served as an elder, Sunday School superintendent, and a Sunday School teacher for many years.
He was a loving husband to Kay (Robertson) Faler, to whom he was married on June 25, 1966, and devoted father to son Douglas Stephen (Destini) Faler, Pioneer, and daughter Dawn (David) Follis, Camden, Mich., and grandfather to Kasey and Trey Follis; Kaleb, Koleman, and Kassidy Faler.
Also surviving is his mother, Ruth Arlene Faler, Bryan; brother, Pastor Brad (Vivian) Faler, Archbold; and sisters, Cheryl Ussery, Montpelier, and Juanita (Sean) Westman, Palm Beach, Fla.
Visitation will be Wednesday in Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, 335 Empire Street, Montpelier from 1-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Archbold Evangelical Church, 705 Lafayette Street, Archbold, with Pastor Jesse Kahler and Pastor Stuart Rex officiating.
A funeral dinner will follow at the church, with the procession departing the church at 1 p.m. for Woodbridge Cemetery near Camden, Mich., where the committal service will held be at 2 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to Williams County Chapter of Gideons International or the Industrial Arts Department of Archbold Schools.–Posted 3.8, 10:10 am