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Obituary for Eugene Dornbush
EUGENE DORNBUSH, 87, of Harbor Crest Home, Fulton, IL formerly of Albany, IL died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Home. Gene was born July 18, 1924 in Garden Plain, IL to Henry and Effie (Brondyke) Dornbush. He was educated in the Cottonwood School in rural Whiteside County. He married Betty Boelkins on December 16, 1950 in Fulton, IL. Gene was engaged in farming in the Fulton/Albany area for his entire life. He was a charter member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, IL. Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed going for car rides and having coffee at the local restaurants with "the guys". Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Marla (Mike) Smeltzly of Port Byron, IL; four sons, Roland (Lori) Dornbush of Erie, IL; Roger Dornbush of Albany, IL; Randy (Diane) Dornbush of Albany, IL and Darrell (Amber) Dornbush of Erie, IL; twelve grandchildren, Craig (Jen) Dornbush, Jackie (Mike) Wright, Mike-Shane (Megan) Dornbush, Keaton Smeltzly, Karson Smeltzly, Kye Smeltzly, Austin Dornbush, Logan Dornbush, Kassie Dornbush, and Molly Dornbush; Leslie (Scott) Miner and Jamie (Stormy) Melton; seven great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Geerts of Albany, IL; three brothers, Harlan Dornbush of Erie, IL; Lester (Julie) Dornbush of Fulton, IL; and Allen Dornbush of Albany, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Kathryn Dornbush, Audrey Sikkema, Sharon Ottens, Helen Port, and Shirley Dornbush in infancy; one sister-in-law, Catherine Dornbush; and one brother-in-law, Leonard Geerts.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Monday, April 30, 2012 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Jeff McIlrath - Pastor: Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Lusk Memorial Cemetery " Albany, IL