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BUSHNELL - Gene Wilt, age 83, of Bushnell, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill.

Gene was born on Feb. 20, 1929, in Adair, Ill., to Arvin and Ruth McBride Wilt. He married Barbara M. McCormick in Bushnell, Ill., on Feb. 25, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2002.

Gene is survived by one son, Mark (Robin) Wilt of Bushnell, Ill.; two grandsons, Christopher and Mitchell Wilt; and two sisters, Bette Beal of Adair, Ill., and Sue Griswold of Chelsea, Ala.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Travis; and one son, Craig.

Gene ran his own gunsmith shop in Bushnell for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Ill. Pastor Dave Eden will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the time of services at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bushnell Fire & Rescue Squad.

Please leave condolences or sign the guestbook at www.martinhollisfh.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 27, 2012
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