Blake James Genenbacher, 21, of 2434 S. 36th St., Quincy, died at 3:33 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26, 2013) in his home. Blake was born Feb. 19, 1992 in Quincy, a son of Tim Genenbacher and Chris Heuer Genenbacher. He was engaged to marry Sarah Gerth of Quincy. Blake worked for his family business, Genenbacher Construction. He was a 2010 graduate of Quincy Senior High School, where he played both baseball and football. Blake graduated from John Wood Community College in 2012 with an associate's degree in law enforcement. While at JWCC, he participated in intramural sports. Blake was a member of the Church of St. Peter and also a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he played both softball and sand volleyball. Blake enjoyed cooking and took great pride in his food creations. He also enjoyed deer hunting with his family. Survivors include his parents; his fiancÃ©e; his brothers, Brandon, Blaise and Bryce Genenbacher; his maternal grandmother, Sherry Heuer, paternal grandparents, Jim and Elaine Genenbacher, and maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Heuer, all of Quincy; aunts and uncles, Jeanna (Lance) Roe of Liberty, Barb (Matt) Holtmeyer, Janice (Mike) Zanger, all of Quincy, Tammy (Christopher) Mullen of Waynesville, Mo., and Scott Heuer of Bowling Green, Mo.; a goddaughter, Paislei Burnett of Hull; and many cousins and friends. Blake was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fred Heuer; maternal great-grandfather, Gunther Heuer; maternal great-grandparents, Albert and Alta Mettemeyer; and paternal great-grandparents, Elmer and Mildred Genenbacher. Blake's family encourages bright colors for his funeral as one of his last wishes. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter conducted by Monsignor Leo Enlow. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Blake Genenbacher Benefit Fund through Heartland Bank. Contributions will be used for some of Blake's favorite things such as Quincy High School athletics and St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2013