Gene C. O’Connell

April 12, 1953 - Nov. 9, 2009

Gene C. O’Connell, of Waukesha, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at home at age 56. Gene was born April 12, 1953, in La Crosse, the son of Martin and Elizabeth O’ Connell.

He was an active member of Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church and a member of the Wisconsin Innkeepers Association. Gene was an instructor at Waukesha County Technical College and a real estate broker with Stevenson Realty. More importantly, he loved his Lord and he loved his family.

Gene will be sadly missed by his wife, Candyce "Candy," whom he married June 7, 1975; his sons, Bryan (Samantha). of Milwaukee, Jeremy, of Austin, Texas, and Kyle, of Waukesha; his grandchild, Kellan; his mother, Elizabeth O’Connell, of Waukesha; his brother, David (Bonnie) of Missouri; and sister, Mary (Terry) of Minnesota; and is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Martin, and his brother, William.

The funeral service for Gene will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Michael Turriff and Rev. Charles Papenfuss are officiating. The visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the 6 p.m. service Friday at the church.

Memorials are appreciated to the church (address above).

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6690, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.