|Birth: ||May 27, 1931|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 2009|
SPRINGFIELD - Donald Eugene "Gene" Garren, 78, of Springfield passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at his residence.
He was born on May 27, 1931, in Mechanicsburg, IL, the son of Andy and Grace (Powers) Garren.
Mr. Garren worked as a mechanic for Drake-Scruggs Equipment Inc. in Springfield before retiring.
He is survived by his companion, Sandra Taapken of Springfield; good friend, Josephine Lyons of Petersburg, IL; a son, Dennis (wife Martha) Garren of Kilbourne, IL; 3 daughters, Debbie (husband Don) Widner of Springfield, Barbara (husband Roger) Winterbauer of Murfreesboro, TN, and Carol (husband Raymond) Coontz of Nixa, MO; 2 brothers, Charles A. (wife Martha) Garren of Salisbury, IL, and James W. (wife June) Garren of Springfield; and a sister, Treva June (husband Tom) Currie of Springfield. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Published in The State Journal-Register on 11/14/2009
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Nov 13, 2009
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