Eugene Charles Ehlers
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Eugene Charles Ehlers peacefully passed on July 23, 2020, in San Pedro, at the age of 91. He and his wife, Marjorie, ventured from Minnesota to California with a young family to accept the job offer at STL (Space Technology Systems), later transformed to TRW. He was an avid and caring listener and extolled his wisdom when asked to do so. Eugene can be remembered for many things. Eugene championed interested athletic young adults through sports. For many, many years on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he religiously opened the United Methodist Church gym so that basketball and volleyball nights were available. After retiring, Eugene volunteered as the business manager at that same church. Eugene was first and foremost a kind and passionate patriarch. Given his and Marjorie's love of nature, they often ventured on motorhome outings taking their grandchildren as often as possible to pass down that very love of the land. Eugene Ehlers was a loving husband and selfless father of the finest degree. He adored his family with a fierce love. His children (Debi, Laurie, and Brian) were the lucky recipients of such dedicated devotion from him and their equally loving mother, Marjorie. Grandpa and Grandpa experienced great joy with their grandchildren; Derek and Shannon, Jeff and Walker, and Jake and Laney. Eugene was in love with Marjorie to the end of his dying days. Although desperately lonely for his wife, he chose to live his final years positively and bringing happiness to so many others through his humor, kindness, and intellectual discussions. It brings us peace knowing our father, Eugene Ehlers, is finally reunited with the love of his life, Marjorie. How we miss and honor you both!


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jul. 30, 2020.
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August 5, 2020
Dear Debbie, Laurie and Brian, and families. We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. We have been friends since 1969. Gene was wise and funnny. Gene and Marge were Godparents to our daughter Kelly. Love to you all.
Rex and Marie Varvais
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August 4, 2020
To Debi and family I’m so very sorry you will all be in my thoughts and prayers, God bless all and help ease the heavy loss of your Dad.
Nick Geich
Classmate
August 4, 2020
Your parents where the best. FYI my daughter and son in-law purchased your parents house on Mantis to raise their family. I know the house is full of love.
Rob Petty
Friend
August 2, 2020
Your Mother and Father were such joyful, helping people. I remember them fondly from our time at St. Peter's Day School. My love and prayers go out to the whole Ehlers family.
Alexis Crampton-Stumpf
Friend
August 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Kurt and Karen (Gentry) Ederer.
Kurt Ederer
Friend
August 1, 2020
Lynda (Heinrich) Richard
Friend
July 30, 2020
I will always remember 3 things about Gene, as our families did things together at the Methodist church & camp outs: what an awesome & involved dad he was, what a great sense of humor he had, and his warmth/kindness. Love & prayers to the entire Ehlers family.
Valerie (McDonald) Dutcher
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