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EUGENE W. "GENE" GRANT

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Eugene W. "Gene" Grant of Elgin Eugene W. "Gene" Grant, 87, died peacefully on Jan. 1, 2012, in Hoffman Estates. He was a World War II Marine veteran, and a retired Illinois Bell Telephone manager with 35 years of service. He loved fishing in Minnesota, and being with his friends and family. Gene is survived by his wife, Lila, of 62 years, and his children, Curtis, Scott, and Lynn Diederich. He was the grandfather of seven, Lindsay, Megan, Kelley, Michael, Erin, Tyler, and Jacob, and is also survived by five great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law. They were all the love of his life. Per Gene's request, there will be no public services. A private gathering of the children will be held at the family home.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 5, 2012
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