Eugene Wesley LemleJune 3, 1952 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 64)
We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Eugene Wesley Lemle, over the past 64 years, among them: When the sun is shining, drop everything to go have fun outside. There is always time for a bike ride, and always room for a hot fudge sundae. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, as long as you have fun. Turn off the TV and go get your hands dirty. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, and if it’s broken, a little love and some WD-40 is probably all that it needs.
Gene was a very talented man. He built his first airplane when he was only 16 years old with his father, Norbert Lemle. He worked on parts in the 1970 Rodgers High School shop class. He built and designed recumbent bicycles. Gene was a member of the 200th Red Horse Squadron of the Air National Guard. He was the long-standing president of Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 149. He retired from the Lucas County Road Maintenance Department in August of 2016.
Every Saturday morning Gene could be found at the Fulton County Airport, doing what he loved, flying his 1941 Taylorcraft, to meet his friends for breakfast. He enjoyed tinkering in his pole barn, kayaking, jet-skiing, riding his bicycle, playing his 12-string guitar, listening to live music and spending time by the water. Every summer he would take his family to Higgins Lake to spend time together.
He is joined in heaven by his mother Gladys Lemle and his father Norbert Lemle. He was a loving husband to his wife Linda Lemle, and incredible father to his daughter Sarah Andrews (Lemle), and son-in-law Mark Andrews. He spent 9 wonderful months getting to know his grandson Wesley. Gene lived every day to the fullest and had no regrets; he was loved by many and will forever live on in our hearts.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4 – 9 PM at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Brain Tumor Society.