Robert E. ‘Gene’ Weddell

Robert E. “Gene” Weddell, 81, of White Lake, Mich., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette; son, Rob (Sharon) Weddell; daughter, Nancy (Stan) Broyles; two grandchildren, Quentin and Katie; sister, Carolyn Huffman; three nephews; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jim Huffman.

Gene served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Children’s Village as a counselor after many years of service and also was director at Community Activities Inc., Waterford.

His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Coats Funeral Home-Waterford, with Pastor Daniel Wine officiating. Burial will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Mich.

Family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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