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EUGENE GREEN

EUGENE GREEN

Obituary

Gene Green, 77 of 780 N Horseshoe Lake Drive, Gwinn, MI passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, April 11, 2008 after a week long fight to survive a heart attack.

Gene was born on July 5, 1930 in Clinton, MN to John and Lessie Green. Gene worked for many years in their family businesses which included a traveling movie route, a gas station and restaurant. He also worked for the SOO railroad prior to joining the Air Force. He served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

After leaving the service he settled with his family in Gwinn, MI. He worked as an electronics repairman at CCI for 28 years and retired in 1992. He also was an assessor for several townships in our area, served as township supervisor and organized and coached the Babe Ruth baseball league. He was also a member of the VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn.

In the most recent years Gene spent much of his time volunteering. He spent 7 years working with Volunteer Services at Marquette General Hospital installing Lifeline systems. He also volunteered with RSVP and volunteered his time interviewing veterans for the Veterans History Project. These interviews will be shared with the Library of Congress. Gene volunteered with many other area organizations. He also loved to spend time with all of his grandchildren and was a great babysitter.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Stuhr, his parents and two brothers. Surviving are his wife of 26 years Judith (Raihala-Willig). Being married to Judy for 26 years meant so much to Gene as he had always hoped to celebrate their 25th anniversary. 3 daughters, Nancy Sult of Wasilla, AK, Cindy (Norm) Johnson of Gwinn, Terri Green(Chester Van De Hey) of Menasha, WI, 3 step-children, David (Laurie) Willig of Auburn, MI, William Willig (Traci Kirkham) of Monico, WI, Karen (Mike) Brinker of Gwinn, MI. 18 Grandchildren, 10 great children and several 4 legged grandchildren. Two nieces that lived with the family for many years Joanne (Jerry) Straube of Omaha, NE, Rorie Stolfo of Boise, ID and many more nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the service to follow at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Grace Lutheran Church, 558 W. M-35, Gwinn, MI. Pastor Chad Christensen will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gene's name to Marquette General Hospital's Lifeline program – 580 W. College Ave., Marquette, MI 49855, the Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Services

Visitation
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church

M-35
Gwinn, MI 49841

Visitation

Visitation
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Grace Lutheran Church

M-35
Gwinn, MI 49841

Visitation

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