Lowell E. Gene Walls, 80, Mendon, Ohio, with his family by his side Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. Walls died of natural causes.
He was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Van Wert, Ohio to Luther and Gertrude (Fackler) Walls, both of who are deceased. On Nov. 10, 1956, he married Jeanette Homan who survives in Mendon, Ohio.
Also surviving are sons: Kevin (Barb) Walls of Celina, Kerry (Heidi) Walls of Mendon; daughters Kelly (Jeff) Lloyd of Venedocia, Ohio, Kathy (Tom) Coon of Celina, Ohio; brothers: Don (Arlene) Walls of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Gary (Sharon) Walls of Mendon, Ohio; sisters: Lois Feasby of Convoy, Ohio, Eleanor Feasby of New Haven, Indiana, Shirley Roediger of Celina, Ohio, and Carolyn Sue John or Van Wert, Ohio; and in-laws: Wilbert Stoll of Zolfo Springs, Florida, Evelyn Moorman of Sidney, Ohio, Leanard and Betty Jutte of Rockford, Ohio, Vick and Della Mae Rosenbeck of Pittsford, Michigan, Raymond and Carol Homan of Anna, Ohio, Dennis Homan of Florida, and Preston and Linda Boardwine of Anna, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a grandson: Aaron Coon; brothers: David Walls and Dewayne Walls; sisters: Dorothy Stoll and Alice Parnell; brothers-in-law Stan Roediger, Gayle Feasby, Verlin Feasby, Curtis Parnell, and Jerry Moorman; and a sister-in-law: Donna Walls.
He was the owner and operator of Walls Plumbing & Heating and was a long-time farmer and Pioneer Seed salesman. He attended Rockford High School and was a member of the VFW in Spencerville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, Ohio. Father Kenneth Schnipke will officiate. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Parkway FFA and to Community Health Professionals.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.