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Eugene Vern WrightCLERGY
Rev. Tom Petersen
Pianist ~ Linda Kronaizl
“Press On” by Heidi Sayler
“Because He Lives”
“Beyond the Moon”
Eugene Vern Wright went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2012 at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 7 days. He was born on June 2, 1922 to Lathiel and Florence (Ellinger) Wright. Gene attended Odessa and Scotland schools and worked with his father on the family farm. On December 19, 1948, he married Metha Weisz at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kaylor, South Dakota. To this union, three children were born. Together they farmed southeast of Scotland and in 1958 they moved off the farm to Kaylor where they went into business for three years. In 1963, Gene suffered a severe stroke at the age of 41; he fought hard and with much help from Metha, recovered the use of his right side and speech. After his stroke, he worked various jobs such as Constable in Kaylor, running the road maintainer, hauling water, hauling seed corn, and raising sheep. He will best be remembered for running the concession stand at the Kaylor ball field and hauling sheep in his little Ford Bronco. The things he loved to do included playing cards, working in the yard, having coffee time with his friends in Kaylor, playing marbles with his grandchildren and taking trips to the Black Hills with family. Gene always had an easy smile, a quick tease and a hello for all those he encountered. He was also a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Scotland.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Metha; a daughter, Cindy (Brian) Herrboldt of Menno; six grandchildren: Heidi (Brian) Sayler of Sibley, Iowa, Melissa (Heath) Hisek of Richfield, Minnesota, Nicole (Mark) Hodgen of Harrisburg, and Austin Herrboldt, Abby Herrboldt and Ajay Herrboldt, all of Menno; seven great-grandchildren: Garrett, Madeline, Grace, Levi, and Elijiah Sayler, Sofia Hisek, and Aden Hodgen; two brothers-in-law: Floyd (Edith) Weisz and Eugene Herrboldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Christine; his son, Gary, in 1997; a daughter, Denise, in infancy; a grandson, Adam Herrboldt; a sister, Laureen Herrboldt; and two brothers, Glenn Wright and Kenneth Wright.
Metha and Cindy, so sorry to hear about Gene. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lisa Ziegler Ducheneaux Oct 17 2012 6:25 PM
Gene was like my third grandfather. He was always there when i have a question or just needed to talk to someone and did not want to talk to my mom. I will always remember when i needed to wear a tie and could not figure it out so mom told me to go ask Gene. I did not want to bother him with this but i went across the street and asked him. He was cooking chicken on the grill that day, he stopped and smiled like he always did and took the time to show me. Because of Gene i am a better man today. I will always remember him every time i put a tie on. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Gene was a great man and most of all he was my friend.
Douglas Weaver Oct 15 2012 8:31 AM
Our heartfelt sympathy to your family. It is so hard to say goodbye, but he is now free of pain and the memories last forever.
John & Metha Hess Oct 14 2012 5:42 PM
Metha, condolences to you and your family. Gene was such a special person. He will be missed. God bless. Mike
Mike Kelley Oct 13 2012 4:37 AM
Uncle Gene was a special person who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jane Rohrer Oct 12 2012 2:01 PM
Cindy and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
Phil and Linda Neuharth Oct 12 2012 3:50 AM
Your family is continually in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Gene always had a witty saying and it was hard to tell if he was serious or not. He will be missed. God bless you all.
mary kelley jones Oct 11 2012 7:20 PM
Since we will be out of town for the weekend, we send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Metha and all family members at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.---Ferne and Marvin Baltzer
Ferne & Marvin Baltzer Oct 10 2012 4:50 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you remember all the happy memories you have and celebrate the life of Gene. May the Lord comfort you and provide strength during this time knowing that Gene is no longer suffering.
Kari Schoenfish Oct 10 2012 9:52 AM
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Eugene. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you remember the many memories you have of him and know that he is no longer suffering. May you find hope in the Lord and trust God during this difficult time. Kari
Kari Schoenfish Oct 10 2012 9:47 AM