Gene Vahle Sr., age 96, of Quincy, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 5:18 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.
Gene was born February 24, 1925 in Quincy, IL a son of Roy H. and Elizabeth Katherine Hammerle Vahle. He married Gina Miranda on October 29, 2004 in Manila, Philippines. She survives.
Gene attended St. Peter School, and he was a 1943 graduate of Quincy High School. Gene was enlisted in the United States Army during WWII from 1943 until 1946, where he fought in The Battle of the Bulge and served as a Military Policeman. After Gene was discharged honorably, he began employment with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company in St. Louis, MO, where he worked on the F4 Phantom. Eventually, Gene returned to Quincy and his original company, Vahle Painting and Decorating, which he started in 1942.
In addition to his wife, Gina, survivors include ten children: Jacqueline (Phil) Pampinella of Cape Coral, FL; Eugene (Lynda) Vahle Jr. of Quincy; Patricia Tittle of Monticello, IN; John (Jenni) Vahle of Elgin, IL; Tom Vahle of Quincy; Harold (Theresa) Hills of Ursa, IL; Kim (Faron) Cook; Deanna Vahle; Angela Terwelp Vahle; and Eric Vahle, all of Quincy; a sister, Marilyn Hodgin of Quincy; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Craig and Brad Vahle; and four brothers: Robert, Richard, Jerome "Jerry", and Donald Vahle.
Services: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Father James Wheeler, OFM officiating.
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, IL with military honors by American Legion Post 37 and the United States Army Funeral Honors Detail.
Visitation: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Gina Vahle for funeral expenses. Memorial Donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.