a_d
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Complete Obituary
H. Gene Tester
  H. Gene Tester, 65, Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2-year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside.
He was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma Schultz Tester. His mother survives in Wapakoneta.
On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Jennifer (Rick) Axe, Wapakoneta, and Kristina (Damon Martin) Tester, Marysville; a son, Joshua (Jennifer) Tester, Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Dillon Axe, Olivia Tester and Camden Tester; a sister, Annabelle Zwiebel, Wapakoneta; a father-in-law, Vernon (Linda) Archer, Wapakoneta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marilyn Jean Archer, and brother-in-law, James Zwiebel.
He was a 1966 graduate of Wapakoneta Sr. High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moulton, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445 in Wapakoneta and the National Rifle Association. He was a hard-working man and a bit of a jokester. His favorite pastimes included fishing, following sports of all types and watching game shows on television. Above all, he dearly loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Funeral rites are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys, the Rev. Joy Miller officiating. Burial with graveside military honors will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Wounded Warriors Project or James Cancer Hospital of OSU Medical Center.
Online condolences may be expressed via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Sunday Night
66°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
23%
Monday
85°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
21%
Monday Night
66°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Tuesday
84°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
17%
Tuesday Night
67°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
15%
Wednesday
86°
Partly Sunny
13%
Wednesday Night
67°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Thursday
87°
Partly Sunny
13%
Thursday Night
66°
Partly Cloudy
11%
Friday
86°
Partly Sunny
10%
Friday Night
66°
Partly Cloudy
8%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_da_d