February 28, 2020

Eugene A. Wingerson

Died Jan.1, 2020


Eugene Arthur Wingerson, of Rose City, was welcomed home to his heavenly Father shortly after midnight on January 1, 2020.

He was born October 14, 1922 to the late John and Maryanna Dubiel Wegrzyn in Hamtramck, Michigan. Gene graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1939, Henry Ford Trade School, Lawrence Tech, and attended the University of Detroit. An engineer by trade, he was employed by Ford Motor Co. in the truck division and then later formed his own company, Kamada, Inc. Gene was a manufacturer’s representative and partner in many companies including Amcor, Clifford Manufacturing, and MGM Brakes for over 60 years. He retired at the age of 83 years.

During World War II, he honorably served his country in the 5th Army Air Corp as an Officer and a Fighter Pilot crashing his plane on three separate missions. Gene was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Klacking Creek, MI, its Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion Post 103. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed golf, and was a talented designer and builder of decks, furniture, bridges, and arbors.

On May 28, 1949, he married the former Eileen Hoehn in Dearborn, MI who predeceased him in 1999. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Liana (Donald) Bachand and John (Carol) Wingerson; five grandchildren, Melissa Harper, Brian Bachand, Kathryn Kucharski, Heidi Collins, Gretchen Wingerson; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Julia, Alyssa, Collin, and Henry.

The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at Corpus Christi Parish, 1000 S. Wenona St., Bay City, MI 48706. Rev. Robert Kelm and Rev. Kevin N. Kerbawy will celebrate with military rites under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.

Cremation has taken place and private interment will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Klacking Creek, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to SVSU Foundation for the “Eugene A. Wingerson Nursing Scholarship Fund” for his respect and honor of military nurses. Visiting with the family will be Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in church from 10:00 am until the time of the Mass.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com


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