Gerald Eugene Fahler

April 10, 1933 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 89)


Gerald Eugene Fahler, 89, of Wellington, died Monday, July 18, 2022, at home. Born on April 10, 1933, he was the son of the late Leroy and Mary (nee Schleppy) Fahler. Gerald was a 1951 graduate of Wellington High School. Following graduation he served in the United States Air Force.

Gerald worked in the Aeronautics field for most of his life. After his time in the Air Force, he worked for NASA, where he worked on the Mercury Project. He later worked for the FAA in Oberlin working with radar and computers, retiring in 1983. Gerald taught at the Lorain County JVS for many years, installed radio towers and radar all over the world, and worked maintenance for Brumfield’s Sparkle Market.

Gerald was a member of the Wellington Eagles, the American Legion, and served on the Southern Lorain County Historical Society Board.  He enjoyed playing golf, shuffle board competitions, and collecting antiques. He also was a covered bridge enthusiast and enjoyed visiting and photographing them. Gerald was a talented woodworker, and could renovate homes, campers and cars. He enjoyed traveling, especially spending his winters in Florida, where he would take cruises with his wife.

Survivors include his children, Michael (Donna) Fahler, of Wellington, Daniel Fahler, of Sullivan, Donna Zethof, of Grafton, and Pamela (Rick) Fahler-Haynes, of Wellington; grandchildren, C.J., Rebecca, Allison, Josh, Sarah, Andrew, and Summer; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Fahler and Nola Deal; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Betty (nee Arndt) Fahler; and siblings Ivan Fahler, Ila Farrar, and Donald Fahler.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington, where services will be held on Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be directed to the Southern Lorain County Historical Society, PO Box 76, Wellington. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at   

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July 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norton-Eastman Funeral Home
370 South Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090

Funeral Service
July 23, 2022

10:30 AM
Norton-Eastman Funeral Home
370 South Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090

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