Gene Berthold Weixel, 74 of Lisbon, North Dakota died Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Gene was born on April 1, 1944, the oldest of 8 children of Robert and Malida (Grenz) Weixel Sr. in Jamestown, North Dakota. He grew up on the family farm in Montpelier, ND. He attended school in Jud, North Dakota, graduating from Jud High School in 1962. Gene enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served from 1965 – 1967. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to North Dakota. Gene enrolled in NDSU, receiving a B.S. in Generalized Agriculture in 1971 and a Master’s degree in Mechanized Agriculture in 1972. Gene was a County Extension Agent in Williston for a year, then began farming with his father. He loved farming, but had to stop in 1989 due to medical issues. He had been resident of the North Dakota Veterans in Lisbon, ND for the past 20 years.
Gene accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He attended First Baptist church Jamestown Sunday school and bible camp as a child and later attended First Baptist Church in Lisbon.
Gene is survived by his son, Steve (Jennifer) Weixel of Eden Prairie, MN; brothers, Robert (Linda) Weixel, Bismarck, and Richard (Glenna) Weixel, Portland, Ore.; and sisters, Althea (Bob) Booher of Punta Gorda, FL, Carol (Paul) Cuddihy of Vienna Virginia, Mary Lou (LaVern) Radtke of Fargo, ND, Maryette Ost of Jamestown, ND; sister-in-law, Karen Weixel of Camas, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Mark.
Gene was loved by his family.
Interment: North Dakota State Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND