F. Eugene Bagley
F. Eugene Bagley

COLON, Mich. — F. Eugene Bagley, 80, of Colon, Mich., formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was born April 30, 1933, in Van Wert, to Helen M. (Bricker) Bagley, who survives of Van Wert, and the late Floyd Everett Bagley.

His wife, Joanne (Edwards) Bagley, also survives. They were married May 18, 1952, at Trinity E.U.B. Church.



Other survivors include sons: David E. (Susan) Bagley of Antwerp, Ohio, Stephen K. (Nina) Bagley of Columbus, Ohio, and Ric R. (Debra) Bagley of Elida, Ohio; brothers: James D. (Sara) Bagley of Sarasota, Fla., Ronald R. (Linda) Bagley of Van Wert; sisters: J. Coleen (Ray) Etzler and Diane (Larry) Webb, both of Van Wert, and Janell (Paul Leslie) Boroff of Chandler, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Trisha (James) Fuller, Ryan (Kayla) Bagley, Ashley (Calvin) Bissell, Justin Bagley and Kelsey Bagley, and seven great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Camden and Brayden Fuller, Briley, Hudsyn and Carter Bagley, and Conley Bissell.

He retired from Federal Mogul in Van Wert and farming. He was a member of Colon United Methodist Church. He served on the Van Wert City Council for 22 years from 1970 to 1992 and as Van Wert City mayor from 1992 to 1999. He was a former member of Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, Van Wert Men’s Garden Club and Willow Bend Country Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Van Wert. The Rev. Clark W. Williman will officiate.

Calling hours are Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Preferred memorial is West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.