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Eugene Muttersback

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Eugene Muttersback Obituary

Eugene Muttersback passed away on April 25, 2017 in Yuba City, CA. He was 97 years old. Gene was born in Colusa on January 28, 1920 to Fred Muttersback and Grace Pryor Muttersback. Gene attended Colusa Grammar School and graduated from Colusa High School in 1938 and lived in Colusa until he retired. When he retired, he moved to Yuba City.

He was preceded in death by his former wife Yolanda Muttersback and his son Richard Muttersback.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Soares and two grandsons, Evan and Austin Alexius of Citrus Heights, CA. He is also survived by his long time friend and companion June Pogue of Yuba City, CA and his nephew Douglas Weber and his niece Carole Muttersback Aubrey of Santa Rosa.

Gene was a World War II veteran. He served in the Army Air Force from 1941 to 1946. He was a Captain in the 8th Air Force 100 Bomb Group and was stationed in England. He was a tail gunner and flew many missions over Germany as a Combat Gunnery Officer. He earned several decorations and citations; Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern with One Battle Star and the American Service Medal.

After the war, Gene returned home to Colusa and started Muttersback Insurance Agency which he owned for over 35 years. Gene was a member of the Colusa Golf Club and the Colusa Lions Club for many years. He was also a member of Sons in Retirement in Yuba City. Gene's hobbies were hunting, fishing and traveling.

Please join Gene's family and friends at Graveside Services to be held at Colusa Cemetery, 1974 Wilson Avenue, Colusa, CA on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel, Yuba City, CA.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2017
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