Eugene R. ‘Gene’ Deiss, 74

Eugene R. "Gene" Deiss, 74, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

Gene was born on Jan. 11, 1937, to Eugene and Ida (nee Wurm) Deiss in Milwaukee and later he entered the U.S. Army. Eugene worked at Stolper Industries for almost 20 years, and then was employed at the Gehl Company until his retirement. He loved to read, do crossword puzzles, play cards and horseshoes, go dancing, travel to the Wisconsin Dells and spend time at restaurants visiting with his friends. Gene was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1398 and the American Legion Post 36.

Gene is survived by his children, Tony (Lisa) of West Bend, Betsy (Ken) Klumb of Allenton, Carol (Victor) Garcia of Cedarburg and Barb (Mark) Puetz of West Bend. He is further survived by his 12 grandchildren; siblings, Margaret Woitekaitis of West Bend, Irmgard Spors of West Bend and Robert (Karen) Deiss of California; former spouse, Mary (Deiss) Rosinsky of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Parker Klumb; brothers-in-law, Walter Woitekaitis and James Spors; and nephew, Keith Woitekaitis.

A memorial service for Gene will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Full Gospel Church, 5385 Highway G, West Bend. Gathering will be at the church only on Friday, Jan. 28, from 4 p.m. until time of service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.