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Eugene "Gene" Stenger

April 3, 1929 May 18, 2016
Eugene "Gene"  Stenger
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Obituary for Eugene "Gene" Stenger

PEORIA – Eugene “Gene” Sylvester Stenger, 87, of Peoria passed away at 3:34 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Liberty Village Hawthorne Inn.

Gene was born on April 3, 1929, in Peoria to the late Charles and Cecilia (Loescher) Stenger. He married Anna Rose Adams in 1958. She preceded him in death in 1991. He later married Helen Schendl in 1999. She preceded him in death in 2011.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, and one stillborn son.

He is survived by four sons, Kenneth (Teresa) Stenger of Creve Coeur, Jerry (Judy) Stenger of Kearney, Mo., Carl (Lori) Stenger of Bellevue, Ill., Phil (Chris) Stenger of Williamsfield, Ill.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

Gene was a Korean War Army veteran and worked in maintenance at LR Nelson.

He was a former member of the Kickapoo Sportsman’s Club.

Gene loved gardening, hunting, and farming. He also loved dancing and collecting John Deere memorabilia.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He and his second wife, Helen, traveled the world.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kickapoo. Father Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, at St. Mary Parish Hall. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass Monday at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kickapoo. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

22

May

3:00 PM 5/22/2016 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5/22/2016 5:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

In the Parish Hall

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

23

May

10:00 AM 5/23/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

Visitation one hour prior

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick Cemetery-Kickapoo Final Resting Place

1
Kickapoo, IL 61528

1 Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

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