Eugene "PeeWee" Barbeau, 65, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Monday, November 4, 2013. He was born February 8, 1948, in Green Bay to Guy and Veronica (Louis) Barbeau.
Eugene enlisted to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972, serving in Vietnam. After returning from service, Gene came back to family and friends and started a family. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years. On Dec. 24, 1983, Eugene was united in marriage to his second wife, Kathleen Deviley having a son together and raising her children as his own. She preceded him in death in 1992. In 1994, he married Joan Neuman.
For more than 20 years, Eugene worked for Willems Landscaping. He had a passion for riding motorcycles, and Gene was a member of the Goldwing Touring Association Chapter GB. He enjoyed crafting with natural wood products and especially enjoyed his aquariums. Gene loved decorating for the holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas. Gene had a special love for his canine companion Ginger.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters from his first marriage; seven children from his second wife, Kathleen: Debbie (Dave) Taylor, Randy (Lisa) Deviley, Rodney (Tammy) Deviley, Rhonda Deviley, Heidi Deviley and her fiancé, Jamie, Holly (Eric) Heinkel, Eugene "JR" (Jenifer) Barbeau Jr.; four stepchildren from his wife , Joan; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Doris Barbeau; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dale Olson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his canine companion, Ginger.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Tina; his second wife, Kathleen; two brothers, Warner and Richard; a sister, Veronica; and a nephew, Beau.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Chaplain Robert Nooker officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Kindred Healthcare, Dr. Johnston and the nurses and staff from third floor at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, for all the care given to Eugene and his family.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2013