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Wellman Family: We are so sorry to learn of Gene's passing. We have many fond memories of your summer visits in the "bus". Praying that God will hold you close and strengthen you during this difficult time. Love to all. Tracy and Family
From Tracy OBrien (Bonikowske)

My condolences to the family. I worked with Gene for about 2 years at C-FC but knew him from Bangor. What a kind and generous soul. He was devoted to his family AND fishing. He sure loved a good joke and had a great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.
From Char Lemke

Thinking of you Sandy and especially Craig and Zach at this difficult time. Sadly missed but never forgotten and his legacy continues through your family. We understand the empty, helpless feelings but stay positive and we will see you soon. Pete, Michell and Ashley Janisch
From Pete + Michelle Janisch

What a Gene,he did nothing halfway and it was a true adventure to work with him on School Board.Deepest sympathies to all of you & those grandchildren who must have some great memories of their Grandad,God Bless
From Ardy Keilholtz

We had the great pleasure of meeting and getting to know Gene a bit better through his absolutely wonderful family - all of whom exude warmth, ready smiles and great humor. We extend our deepest sympathy and wish you peace and joy beyond the grief as you share memories of Gene's remarkable life in the days to come.
From Tad & Margie Hylkema

We as a couple have many good memories of all the Great Class Of 58 Reunions that Gene organized & really appreciated all you both did. The spouses learned a lot about all the fun the class had & how close they were. Hopefully we can pick up the torch & keep them going. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
From Bill & Vivien Spence

Gene was principal at Kee high when I attended high school. Due to the closing of St George many of us cont our education at Kee High. I spent alot of time in his office working on projects and his devotion to work through the merger was awesome. He was very caring and wanted the best for all the students. He was a wonderful mentor. May he rest in piece ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
From Kathy McGettigan

Sandy & family, I am so sorry you lost Gene. The last email he sent was he was starting cancer treatments and have wondered what happened. For the little time we knew you two,it was all good and my deepest sympathy to you and your children. He was a good man and will be missed. Call me, Joan
From Joan Fetting

I enjoyed working with Gene during my time in the Legislature. We had many good conversations and he was a real leader in the education field and always a gentleman. My sympathy to his family in your loss.
From Brian Rude

Our sincere condolences to family and friends left behind by Gene's passing. May you find comfort in the many memories of times shared together. Gene hired me at Bangor as MS/HS principal giving me my first administrative position. I connected with him in the oncology waiting room at mayo a couple of months ago. Rest in peace Gene.
From Roger and Pam Foegen

My sincere condolences to the Wellman family. Gene was a favorite teacher and helped me develop my love of stage performance. I am so sorry. He will be missed.
From Donna Durey Kunde

So sorry to hear of Geneโ€™s passing but comforting to know he is in a better place and no pain. Bob has fond memories of Gene especially the 1946 Chevy convertible and his dedication to the class of 1958. Gene will be missed by many.
From Robert and Karla Sprague

We always enjoyed Gene's company and humor at the gatherings in Red Wing. His fishing prowess will be missed.
From Mike and Lois Kepple

Gene had such a wry sense of humor; witty, corny, and smart. Such a great deep voice and kind smile and eyes. He sure did love his family and took pride in their every accomplishments. I remember the story that when the kids were growing up he just had to 'snap' his fingers, and I guess it resounded. The legacy left by Gene impacts the many, many lives of those he connected with as an educator, community member, sportsman, colleague and friend. Cheers to, Gene, it's 5 o'clock somewhere and I raise my glass to you. You will be so missed.
From Tammy