O. Eugene Maag

O. Eugene "Gene" Maag, age 86, of Glen Carbon, IL, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Gene was a retired Professor of Speech Therapy at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He was born September 9, 1925 in Vona, Colorado, son of the late Otto E. & Grace May (Monroe) Maag.
He first married Cecilia F. Stackwick who preceded him in death on November 8, 1989. He later married Wilma (Schultz) Weise who survives.
Other survivors include 3 sons, Michael E. Maag & his wife Carol of Maryville, Gregory J. Maag and his wife Lisa of Alton, and Gary A. Maag & his wife Tracy of Glen Carbon; 2 daughters, Karen L. Keener & her husband Ken of Bethalto and Grace A Gerstenecker of Edwardsville; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Virgil Maag & his wife Darlene of Greeley, Colorado; and 2 sisters, Patty Weitzel of Evans, Colorado and Lois Baldwin & husband Wen of Henderson, Nevada. He is also survived by 4 step-sons, Richard Weise & his wife Diane of Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Weise & his wife Jan of Edwardsville, Roger Weise & his wife Sharon of Elk Grove, Illinois, Russell Weise & his wife Debbie of Decatur, Illinois; 11 step-grandchildren; and 6 step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Mae and 2 infant sisters.
Gene was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Glen Carbon. He was a veteran of U.S. Navy having served in World War II & the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 199 in Edwardsville. He was a life long member of the American Speech & Hearing Association and the Illinois Hearing & Speech Association.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Glen Carbon. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon.
Family requests memorials to the or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.

Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2012