Gene David Wolner (1931 - 2017)

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Gene David Wolner
1931 - 2017
Born
October 28, 1931
home in Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota United States 56120
Death
February 9, 2017
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota United States
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Gene David Wolner was born on October 28, 1931 at home, Butterfield, Minnesota. He is the child of Ruth Hildegard (Mossengren) Wolner and Oliver Alexander Wolner, with siblings James, Joel, Rebecca, Mark, Stephen, Robert, Richard, Gary, John, Jane, Janet, Germaine, Joan, and Joyce. According to his family tree, Gene was father to 4 children. He married Donna Mae (Morgan) Wolner, and they had children David Gene Wolner, Robert Garry Wolner, Patricia Ann Wolner Walling, and Thomas Joe Wolner. He died on February 9, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at age 85.
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February 17, 2017
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Electrolux Salesman for 50 years

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Gene David Wolner, father to 4 children, passed away on February 9, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at 85 years old. He was buried in Marshall City Cemetery, Marshall, Minnesota USA. Gene was born on October 28, 1931 at home, Butterfield, Minnesota. He is the child of Ruth Hildegard (Mossengren) Wolner and Oliver Alexander Wolner, with siblings James, Joel, Rebecca, Mark, Stephen, Robert, Richard, Gary, John, Jane, Janet, Germaine, Joan, and Joyce. According to his family tree, he married Donna Mae (Morgan) Wolner, and they had children David Gene Wolner, Robert Garry Wolner, Patricia Ann Wolner Walling, and Thomas Joe Wolner.

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In 1931, in the year that Gene David Wolner was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1943, when he was just 12 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1957, he was 26 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1972, he was 41 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1982, at the age of 51 years old, Gene was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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