Gene Wolter

Born in Waterloo, IA
Born on Nov 22, 1940
Departed on Sep 11, 2022

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Gene E. Wolter, 81 of Marion, Iowa passed away on September 11, 2022, Emery Place of Levy Body Dementia.

He was born November 22, 1940, in Waterloo, son of Ernest and Esther Wolter. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, Iowa. He attended Wartburg College for 2 years and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy in 1963. There he met Valois Peterson. They were married on August 17, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie, Iowa. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

He is survived by his wife, Val, and his 4 children: son, Gary (Melynda), daughter Nancy (Frank Gaffney), twin sons; Mark (Maki) and Doug (Jaime)and also his 11 grandchildren; Adam, Austin, Alex, Liz, Noah, Taka, Mia, Emie, Lily, Luke, and Harper. Also, many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert, and Lawrence.

Gene worked for the Federal Department of Agriculture as a District Soil and Water Conservationist. He worked in O'Brien, Harrison, Webster, and Linn Counties. In 1980 he was Co-Chair of the Eastern Iowa Conservation Tillage Show. In 1983 he helped plan the Farm Progress Show in Marion. He and his family attended 12 International Soil and Water Conservation Society Conferences.

He received awards in 1980 and 1984.

Gene was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Marion and was the original chair of the Global Missions Team that took 2 trips to Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico. He also designed the pond and planted the prairie and prairie flowers at the church.

Gene's hobbies and interests were fishing, canoeing, camping, gardening, and traveling. He and his wife have visited all the USA states and 25 countries. Especially meaningful was visiting relatives in Germany and Sweden and their son in Japan, Mark, who has been a missionary/teacher there for 22 years.  Memorials in Gene’s memory may be made to St. Mark’s Missions Team or a charity of your choice.  Please leave a message on our webpage under obituaries for the family. 

Services: 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 18, 2022, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion, where a visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until service time. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.