He was born in Bloom Center, Ohio August 8, 1940, a son of the late Orville and Mary (Burkett) Wren.
Gerald and his high school sweetheart since their junior year, Bernie Thompson, graduated from Lewistown School together and were married January 31, 1960, at the Indian Lake Community Church in Russells Point, Ohio.
Gerald is survived by his wife and two children, Julie (Roy) Pulfer and Jeromy (Darlene) Wren; five grandchildren: Emily Pulfer, Joel Wren, Kaylyn Sopher, Jacob Wren, Bryce Wren and a great grandson, Braxton Sopher. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Wren and Burns Wren.
Gerald was the owner of Wren’s Towing & Recovery Service Station. He had also owned and operated the Shell Service Station in DeGraff, served as Assistant Chief with the DeGraff Fire Department, and had worked for the former Reeder Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff, where Pastor Bill Halter will officiate the funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Burial will be at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff, Ohio at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to: Universal Home Health & Hospice 921 Rush Ave. Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or: DeGraff Firefighters Association P.O. Box 94 DeGraff, Ohio 43318
The staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff is honored to serve the Wren family.