Of Waupaca, age 92 passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 8, 1928 to the late Allen and Florence (Singher) Wasserberg. On December 10, 1949 he married the love of his life, Joan Kaufmann. Gene was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army. He was in the fashion business in Chicago all his working life. He moved to Waupaca in 1993 and became very involved in the community, volunteering with many service organizations. He was past president of the Waupaca Rotary Club.
He will be sadly missed by his wife: Joan; children: Jerry (Edie) Wasserberg; Tommie Jayne Wasserberg, Betty (Alan) Stauffer; grandchildren: Jesse (Virginia) Wasserberg, David (Mary) Wasserberg, Sarah (John) Boespflug, and Matthew (Megan) Stauffer, great grandchildren: Joseph, Olivia, Noah, Grace, and Ava, brother: Michael Wasserberg, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard.
Private family services will be held. Memorials will be donated to local community organizations that Gene was involved with.
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