Gene Allen Wheatley



Gene Allen Wheatley, age 79, of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away at his home on July 5th, 2023. Gene was born on February 17th, 1944. Gene was adopted in 1946 by Leo and Pearl Wheatley from Adair, Iowa where he grew up.


Gene married Genelle on July 17th, 1965 at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Gene was a hard worker; he loved to work and keep busy. Gene worked most of his career as a welder at Katelman Foundry. Gene took pride in his coin collection, artwork, tractors, and fine glassware. He was also a very proud great-grandpa. He was known by many in the community as someone you could count on for a quick-witted one-liner and by neighbors as someone you could call for a helping hand.


Gene is survived by his wife Genelle of 57 years, and his children Gary Wheatley of Fulton, MO., and Gloria Murphy (Robert) of Reno, NV. Three Grandchildren; Kendal Allen (Philicity Sivley), Gayle Mastbergen (Grant), Tim Allen, and two great-grandchildren.


Gene was proceeded in death by his parents, many relatives, and friends.


A luncheon will be held at the Logan Community Center following the service.

In Loving Memory of

Gene Allen Wheatley



February 17, 1944                   Davenport, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

July 5, 2023                               Glenwood, Iowa


5:00p.m~7:00p.m. Friday, July 14, 2023

Logan Memorial Chapel

Logan, Iowa

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2023

Logan Memorial Chapel

Logan, Iowa


Officiating  Pastor Daniel Robbins


Music Selection

“How Great Thou Art”             “In The Garden”

“Old Rugged Cross”


Pall Bearers

Gary Wheatley                             Kendal Allen

Daniel Sargent                                   Tim Allen

Grant Mastbergen                    Robert Murphy


Final Resting Place

Bigler’s Grove Cemetery

Woodbine, Iowa


  • Mardell (Wheatley) Zimmerman (cousin) Posted July 11, 2023 4:56 pm

    Just heard about Gene. Lost track of him over the years. So sorry for your lost. We use to play together as kids. I live in Omaha. I am now 77.

  • Cindy Richter Posted July 30, 2023 11:54 am

    We miss seeing him first thing on Wednesday morning. The morning crew from Newman’s to now Russ’s enjoyedhis dry humor and smile. He brought smiles to the crew over small chats on politics and hearing his opinions. .May God’s comfort help you all in this season if sadness.

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