FUNERAL NOTICE: Eugene “Gene” O’ Brien, 88, Rockford

Eugene S. “Gene” O’Brien, age 88, of Rockford passed away on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at The Golden Living Center in Delano.

He was born on August 27, 1923 in Minneapolis the son of Shelby J. & Maude K. Henning O’Brien.

“Gene” honorably served his Country in The United States Army.

On August 12, 1950, Eugene S. O’Brien & Eunice E. Pyykola were joined in holy marriage at Rosedale Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

“Gene” formerly had a milk route, worked Bridgeman’s where he made ice cream and in maintenance at North Memorial Hospital.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.

He was a faithful member of Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Gene also belonged to The Delano American Legion Post.

Survived by loving wife of sixty-one years, Eunice E. O’Brien; a sister, Ellen Blais of Crystal; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by parents & brothers, Jerome & Shelby John O’Brien.

Funeral services for Eugene S. “Gene” O’Brien will be held on Monday, May 7th at 2:00 P.M. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Michael Barlow will officiate.

Interment with military rites Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Crystal.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Monday, May 7th beginning at 1:00 P.M.

Casket Bearers for Monday will be Jim Swanson, Craig O’Brien, Scott O’Brien, Keith O’Brien, Nicholas O’Brien and Doreen O’Brien.

Casket Bearers for Tuesday will be Mark Ennen, Craig O’Brien, Daryl
O’Brien, Scott O’Brien, Nicholas O’Brien and Kieth O’Brien.

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