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Eugene "Gene" L. Fischbach

I am a Veteran.Eugene "Gene" L. Fischbach
February 2, 1931 -  June 1, 2019

CMSgt (retired) Eugene L. ‘Gene’ Fischbach age 88 of Woodcliff
Died Saturday June 1, 2019 at Dunklau Gardens

Gene was born February 2, 1931 in Paynesville, MN., to Louis and Hulda ‘Trantow’ Fischbach. The family moved to Morris, MN where Gene graduated high school in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in August of 1978. He married Violetta Tholund on June 15, 1954. His military service took him to northern Canada and Korea, then in 1961 Gene was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue and from there he served two tours in Vietnam. The family remained in the Omaha area until Vi retired from her job at SAC. They then moved to Woodcliff, south of Fremont in 1989.

Gene was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fremont, Woodcliff Lions Club and served as District Governor, Fremont Shrine Club and Oriental Band. He was also a member of the Tangier Shrine Center in Omaha, past commander of its Legion of Honor, York Rite and Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge and current member of Papillion Masonic Lodge #39 where he was past Worshipful Master in 1982, Papillion Chapter #114 Order of the Eastern Star and National Sojourner’s Omaha Chapter 19. While his boys were involved with scouting he served as Scout Master.

Sons – Bruce (Kelly) Fischbach and Dana Fischbach
6 grandchildren – Jessica (John), Elise (Caleb), Paul, Ryun, Kylie and Dylan
4 great grandchildren – Damian, Brianna, Chloe and Anna
Sister – Marlene
Brother – Ken
Sisters-in-laws – Norma and Donna

Gene was preceded in death by his wife Vi in July of 2015 and his parents.

The funeral will be 10:30am, Friday June 7 at First United Methodist Church in Fremont. Burial will at 1:30pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Omaha with military honors. Rev. Bill Gepford will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm to 7pm with the family present from 5pm to 7pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. A masonic service will be 7pm Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shrine Transportation Fund and the Woodcliff Lions.

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