Eugene John Krell

Eugene John Krell, 70, of West Bend, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, surrounded by his wife and children.

Gene was born in St. Michael on Dec. 16, 1938 to George and Anna (nee Vondrachek) Krell. After graduating from Kewaskum High School, Gene spent three years working at the Gold-bank═s mercury mine in Neva-da, where he met Barbara. In 1959, he married his loving and devoted wife Barbara (nee Wholey), and they moved back to West Bend.

Gene enjoyed spending time with children, and spent six years as a crossing guard for McLane School District. Gene retired from Gehl Co. after 43 years of dedicated service. Gene enjoyed traveling, jewelry making and his Dat-sun 280 ZX. Gene was also a member of Moose Lodge 1938 Hexel Bank.

Gene is survived by his loving wife Barbara, children Craig (Theresa), Bryon (Sheri) and Paula Wilber. He is further survived by his mother Anna, his beloved grandchildren Jesse, Fallon, Chyanne, Christina, Cari, Casey, Zach, and Kayla. Gene will also be missed by his beloved dog Cupcake. Further survived by his sisters Marge (Red) Bowe, Kathleen (Hank) Dahlinger, Patricia (Robert) Chapman, rita (Americo) Korompai, brother-in-law Walter (Mari-lee) Wholey, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his father George and in-laws Walter and Lavern Wholey, sister Florence (Gerald) Aase.

Christian Burial Services were held on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Philip Funeral Home of West Bend with Father Jeffery Haines officiating. Interment took place at Old St. Peter's Cemetery of Newburg.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cedar Community Hospice, Dr. Gibson , Dr. Gould and Dr. Arshad for their care and concern.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 644-5296 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.