Gene R. Wheelock, 87, of Geneseo died on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo with a Funeral Service to be held immediately following at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Chet McCoy will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services and Private Interment will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to Gene Wheelock Memorial Fund.
Gene was born March 27, 1928 in East Moline, IL the son of David and Clara (DeFreezer) Wheelock. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Gene married Patricia Hull on May 22, 1954 in Sheffield. She survives. Gene had worked as an electrician at the Farmall Plant, Rock Island. He was a member of Orion V.F.W.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters Victoria Jean (Louis) Ramirez, East Moline and Teresa Ann Christiansen, Milan; son, Steven Craig (Chris) Wheelock, Cambridge, seven grandchildren, Angela Jennes, April and Shaye Ramirez, Justin Morrissey, Shawn, David. and Gene III, Wheelock; three step grandchildren, Bella, Makayla and Waylon, Tucker; and five great grandchildren. His parents, two sons, Lawrence Carl and Gene Ralph, Jr. four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
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