Survivors include his wife, Genevieve; children, John (Mary Adams); Cynthia (Mike) Porter; Thomas (Candy Smith); Diana (Timothy) Nichols; a daughter-in-law, Karen Higgins; a sister, Carol Bower; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Chet and Bob; daughter, Amy; son, Andrew; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Hiett.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the entire supporting staff at Mercy North and South; and to Gene’s at-home caregivers: A.J., LaTonya, and Connie.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
Online condolences can be left at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com.
Death date: Feb. 26, 2014