BROOKLYN-Eugene “Gene” Alfred Meyer, age 85, of Brooklyn, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home, made possible by the help of Midwest Home Care and Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on July 6, 1927, in Beaver Dam, the son of Joseph and Leona (Rosenmeier) Meyer. Gene married Lee Jaehnke on June 23, 1951, in Beaver Dam. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945. Gene worked as a bricklayer and he took pride in his masonry; displaying his craft on many buildings in Wisconsin. He also took pride in the home he and Lee built. In retirement, he and his friends enjoyed winemaking. Gene was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union, Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, VFW, and American Legion. Despite the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis, he didn’t let it limit his life. Gene was a loving husband and father, and was devoted to his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lee; daughters, Lynnette (Perry) Outhouse, Janelle (Dennis) McMannes, Susan (John) Statz, and Dale (Dennis Daughtridge); grandchildren, Kristi and Jason Outhouse, Kathryn and Charlie McMannes, and Jake and Alyssa Statz; brother, Joseph (Monna) Meyer; and sister-in-law, Agnes Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence, Paul, and Richard; and sister, Margaret. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at Noon on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis National Research Institute at www.ms-research.org.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at Noon on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding.