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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Eugene "Gene" Thompson
RACINE - Mr. Eugene 'Gene' Thompson, 64, passed away at WFH - All Saints on Sunday, May 29, 2011. A lifelong resident of Racine, he was born on December 16, 1946, the son of Carl and Margaret (nee: Becher) Thompson. On July 26, 1969, he married the former Sandra Hanson. He graduated from Horlick High School in 1965. After high school, Gene worked for Young Radiator. In 1973, he moved to Twin Disc and worked as a Machinist. On October 21, 1997, he received a lifesaving liver donation from Mark Marthaler and his family. He was also blessed to receive a kidney donation from his loving daughter, Jeanie, in January of 2004. His health issues required his retirement from Twin Disc in 2003. Gene had many interests and passions. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, baking, and pen making. He was happiest, however, when he was in the presence of his family, especially when he was fishing with his son and grandchildren on Memorial Day weekends and hunting in October with his family. In addition to his wife Sandy, he is survived by his daughter, Jeanie Weber; son, Brian (fiancée, Jessica Bolman) Thompson; and two of the greatest grandsons, Tate and Spencer Weber, all of Racine. He is further survived by his brother, Alvin (Helen) Thompson; his sister, Darlene Thompson, both of Racine; brother-in-law, Steve (Paulette) Hanson of Kenosha; sister-in-law, Linda (Gary) Thompson of Kentucky; as well as nieces, nephews, dear relatives, and friends. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and sister- in-law, Nancy Busch. Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7 p.m. for the Celebration of Gene's Life with Pastor Todd Malkasian officiating. There will be a visitation in the funeral home on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. His interment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery entrance at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated for a memorial to be designated at a later date. Many thanks to family and friends for the many thoughts and prayers expressed throughout Gene's illness. We also would like to thank the medical staff that provided him with awesome care, including Dr. Dhingra; the ICU team; his nurses, JoEllen and Jennifer at Wheaton Franciscan; and Dr. Jose Franco at Froedtert Hospital, for his support before, during, and after the transplant. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Road 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com