NEW BERLIN

Gene Stroud

Dec. 7, 1927 - Feb. 19, 2007

Gene Stroud died tragically in an accidental fire Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at age 79.

He is survived as the loving, cherished and devoted husband of 53 years to Vera (nee Kochmann) Stroud; loving, devoted and cherished father and best friend of Girard and Allison Ann (Robert) Magnus; loving grandpa of Kayleigh; and brother of Eleanore Rochat and Naidene Trexler. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Monday, Feb. 26, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stroud Family Recovery Fund, in care of Layton State Bank, 4850 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin, WI 53151, would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.