George P. Wegner, a loving and adventurous soul with a green thumb, has sadly passed away on October 28, 2023, in Dayton, Ohio. He was born on September 25, 1937, son of the late Paul K. and Mary E. (Poffenberger) Wegner. George was a third-generation member of the Wegner Farms, where they proudly cultivated produce and vegetables known as Massie Creek Vegetable Farm.
As an avid hiker, George found solace and joy in exploring the local parks and mounds. He had a deep appreciation for nature's beauty and took every opportunity to immerse himself in it. Fishing locally in ponds and creeks brought him great pleasure as well. But what truly delighted him was sharing these experiences with his beloved family.
Every family trip was filled with laughter and awe as George insisted on driving rather than flying to ensure that his loved ones could witness all that Mother Nature had to offer along the way. A favorite destination was Old Mans Cave, where cherished memories were made each and every trip they made.
Aside from his affinity for the outdoors, George possessed a zest for life that extended to his hobbies and interests. Tacos held a special place in his heart, always eliciting a grin from him. Family game nights were elevated by intense matches of Euchre, showcasing George's competitive spirit. He loved to get his adrenaline going by riding roller coasters, switching between Cedar Point and Kings Island every year. His adoration for cats earned him the endearing title of "cat whisperer," reflecting his incredible fondness for feline companions.
At the center of George's world was his family. They were the source of his greatest joy and inspiration. His first wife Kathleen R. (Knox) Wegner preceded him in death in 1993, leaving behind cherished memories that lived on within him and his children. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Karl Wegner and sister, Pauline Wegner.
George is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Barbara (Boyd) Wegner; his children, Randy L. (Marlene) Wegner, George P. Wegner Jr., Rhonda L. (Jimmy) Dennin and Kathryn I. (Collin) Johnson; his siblings Janet Bowman, Harold Wegner, and sister-in-law, Lenora Wegner; his cherished grandchildren, Kathleen (Daniel) Morrison, Sarah Wegner (Skylar Bisesti), Josh Dennin, Samantha Slatzer, Kayci Johnson (Slade Craig) and Grayson Johnson; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was immensely proud of each generation that followed him and cherished every second he could spend with his grandchildren. George is also survived by his stepchildren, Micheal (Beth) McAdams and Michele McAdams; step-grandchildren, Tiffany, Natalie and Levi McAdams; and several nieces and nephews.
George's warmth and kindness resonated with everyone he met. He will be remembered for his unwavering love for his family, and the countless memories they shared together.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at Jackson Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center on November 2, 2023. The viewing will begin at 1:00 PM followed by the funeral service at 3:00 PM. In honor of George's vibrant life, it is requested that you embrace the outdoors he cherished so dearly. Take a moment to appreciate nature's wonders around you, as he often did with his loved ones by his side.