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1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Eugene "Gene" Wasmer was born on August 13, 1928 in Murphysboro, IL to Henry and Anna Marie (nee Grimes) Wasmer. He passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Lindenhurst. Mr. Wasmer worked for GARD, a research company in Niles for 34 years prior to his retirement. He was a graphic designer and art director. Gene was an outdoor enthusiast and accomplished artist, devoting much of his time to the photographing, painting and woodcarving of birds and animals. He enjoyed fishing, music, art, golf, traveling, and winter in Florida. Gene was an active member of Ducks Unlimited, devoting time and energies in raising awareness and funds for wildlife conservation. He was a radio operator in the Army during the occupation of Germany after WWII and he also served in the Air Force in Alaska during the Korean War. Gene is survived by his wife, Janice (nee Rosenmeier); daughters, Mary (Michael) Kay, Susan (Michael) Rohl, Linda Bauer; grandchildren, Alyssa and Jonathan Kay, Derrick and Madeline Rohl, Grant and Andrew Bauer; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mary (Vincent) Genovese, Charles, William, Frederick, and Henry (Ruth Mary) Wasmer. Visitation from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2018 at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Prayers at the funeral home on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:15 am proceeding to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 440 S. Mitchell Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 for Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Interment at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or 847-253-0168.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 8, 2018
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