5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski
1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Gene Byrne, 86, passed away at
4:25 a.m. on August 18, 2014 at Vonderlieth Living
Center in Mount Pulaski.
Gene was born on October 4,
1927 in Maroa son of Ernest U. and Clara Myers
Byrne. He married Lois Hahn on January 19, 1951 in
Mount Pulaski; she survives him in Chestnut.
Also surviving Gene is his
daughter: Sherie Ross of Waynesville; granddaughter:
Shelley (Andy) Jun of Bloomington; three
great-grandchildren: Rebekah, Luke, and Adam Jun. He
was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Vivian
Armstrong, and brother: Vernie Byrne.
Gene Served in The United
States Army through 1946 to 1947. Gene was a heavy
equipment operator for Austin Township for 28 years;
he worked at R & W Howe Excavating, and owned and
operated Gene’s Radio. He was a member of Chestnut
United Methodist Church and was on the Chestnut Fire
Department for 40 years. Gene was a Trustee for
Services for Gene will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday August
21, 2014 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Mount Pulaski,, with Rev. Rachel Stockle
officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Wednesday August 20, 2014 also at the funeral home.
Burial at Laenna Cemetery in Chestnut will follow
the service, where full military rites will be
accorded. Memorials may be given to the Chestnut
United Methodist Church, Chestnut EMS, or Chestnut
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