Eugene Ralph Young Higgins Lake Formerly of Lansing Born January 8, 1926 in Charlotte, MI, the son of the late Henry and Berniesse (Harshman) Young passed away February 14, 2013 at the age of 87. He graduated from Charlotte High School. Eugene serviced his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from Oldsmobile as a plumber after many years of service. He was a member of union local #333 and #652. He was also employed at Disney World building the Epcot Center. Eugene was a life member of VFW post 3727. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Wendell, Bill and Roy. Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 65 years, Arlene; daughters, Linda Kay Hulbert and Loretta Jean (Bill) Gilbert; loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ward E. Smith Sr., and his children, Ward E. Jr. and Jazmyn E., William D. (Renee) Smith and their children, Cameron, and Sidney and Mikaela, Peter L. (Mindy) Smith and their children, Nathan and Ashleigh, and Matthew P. (Emily) Rogers and their children, Hannah and Gatlin. Eugene also helped Arlene in raising several of her nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Interment will take place at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 17th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. For those desiring, contributions in memory of Eugene may be made to Oldsmobile - Robert S. Higgins VFW Post 3727, PO Box 471, Holt, MI 48842. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013