Gene Owen Wakeland

Gene Owen Wakeland
June 16, 1925-Nov. 9, 2011
ARGOS — Gene Owen Wakeland, 86, of 20059 Michigan Road, Argos, died Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:15 p.m. at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born June 16, 1925 in Tippecanoe County to Fred and Lola (Ulrey) Wakeland. He had lived in Argos for 48 years, coming from Fort Wayne.
April 21, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he married Marjorie J. Warner; together they shared 43 years. She preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1989.
He was a farmer. He was active in Marshall County 4-H serving as Superintendent of the Swine Barn for nearly 20 years. He also was active in the Marshall County Pork Producers, American Berkshire Association. He served as a director with the American Berkshire Association.
He was a faithful member of the Argos United Methodist Church and loyal member of the choir.
He was a graduate of Huntertown High School class of 1944.
He is survived by daughters – Sally Watkins and husband Roger of Bloomington; Janelle Blanch and husband Dale of Argos; son – Larry Wakeland and wife Cathy of Sydney, Australia; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and brother – Max Wakeland and wife Donna of Fort Wayne.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday Nov., 15, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 540 N. Michigan St., Argos.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011 at the church, with Rev. Robert Vale officiating.
Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church Choir Fund: 540 N. Michigan St., Argos, IN 46501.
Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.