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Gene Wingo (A -Mechanic) - Class of 1996 VIEW PROFILE

Gene Wingo (A -Mechanic)


Gene Richard Wingo


TURAH — Gene Richard Wingo of Turah passed away January 28, 2019, at his home, at the age of 86. Gene was born March 30, 1932, to Robert M. Wingo and Edna R. Fuller, in Missoula, the youngest of three children.

At 17, he enlisted in the Montana National Guard for a brief time, then attempted military service twice more in the Air Force and National Guard but was honorably discharged each time due to a heart condition.

On February 5, 1951, Gene and Mary Jane Lange were married. They lived in Missoula and later moved to Turah in the early ’80s. Gene worked at various jobs including the Missoula sugar beet factory, Horner Waldorf, Champion International, and Smurfit-Stone Container mill until retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting with family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane, his father and mother and his sister, Barbara. Gene is survived by children, Roger (Tedi) Wingo, Vicky (Bob) Roper and Dale (Jan) Wingo; sister Audrey; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will be planning a memorial service in the spring. Condolences for the family may be sent to

Rest in Peace dear Friend.

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