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Gene DeMay

May 22, 1929 June 17, 2019
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GENE DEMAY, 90, of Morrison, IL, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Morrison United Methodist Church with Rev. Ryan Sutton officiating. A visitation will be prior to the funeral, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment is in the Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown, IL. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. A memorial to the Morrison United Methodist Church has been established.

Gene was born on May 22, 1929 in Prophetstown, IL to Alphonse and Marjorie May (Lindberg) DeMay. He was educated in the Prophetstown Grade Schools and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. On October 8, 1950 he married Dorothy Tegeler in Fenton, IL. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had owned and operated Jim and Gene’s Texaco in Prophetstown, and also worked with his father as a house painter. He then was employed by General Electric in Morrison, until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, the Morrison American Legion Post #328, and the former Morrison Country Club and Prairie Ridge Golf Course. Gene was an avid golfer, and was proud of shooting a hole-in-one three different times. He also enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Debra (Randy) Roe of Clinton, IA; one son, Robert (Deborah) DeMay of Ankeny, IA; seven grandchildren, Bryan Stolts, Michael (Ellen) Stolts, Nicholas Stolts, Mandy Roe, Adrian (Curtis) Noteboom, Angie (Tony) Wadle and Kelly (Gregg) Spear; thirteen great grandchildren, Johnathan and Kalley Stolts, Taylor Runge-Proko, Avery and Andrew Maresca, Olivia Wadle, Logan, Owen and Olivia Noteboom, Kyle, Brandon and Christopher Spear, and Dilan Trester; six sisters, Patty (Jim) Krause of Geneseo, IL, Mary Roman of Rochelle, IL, Shirley (Elery) Johnson of Sterling, IL, Judy James of St. Louis, MO, Kathy (Claude) Davidson of Seattle, WA and Sally Hendrichs of Rock Falls, IL; two brothers, Gilbert DeMay of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Kent (Sue) DeMay of Sterling, IL.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Louise Franks and Jackie Denton; two brothers, Marshall DeMay and Marvin “Art” DeMay.


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Visitation

Friday

21

Jun

9:00 AM 6/21/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Morrison United Methodist Church

200 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison United Methodist Church
200 W. Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Friday

21

Jun

11:00 AM 6/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Morrison United Methodist Church

200 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison United Methodist Church
200 W. Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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