In memory of
Eugene Howard "Gene" McKenzie
Eugene "Gene" Howard McKenzie 1926 - 2016 SPRINGFIELD, IL - Eugene "Gene" Howard McKenzie, 90, died on October 11, 2016. He was born on October 4, 1926. The son of Charles McKenzie and Margaret "Maggie" Colburn Burge McKenzie and was one of the seventeen siblings born to Charles and Maggie. Gene was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was employed by Allis Chalmers and Fiat Allis from 1942-1983. Gene and the former Agnes A. Blakeman married in 1949 and had two children, Dennis W. (Cathy) McKenzie and Diane M. (Rodney) Jones. Gene and Agnes were divorced in 1977 and he later married Wanda Bormida. Gene and Agnes were reconciled and re-united in 2014. He was a member of Stewart Street Christian Church and Southside Christian Church in Springfield. He accepted Jesus salvation and was baptized into the Christian faith. Gene's parents and sixteen siblings precede him in death. Surviving are Agnes, their two children, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was greatly loved and appreciated and will be sorely missed. Memorial Gathering: 10-11 am, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. Memorial Service: 11 am, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Ted Washburn officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Home or Alzheimer's Association. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabFamily.com
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