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Eugene Melvin Embke

July 23, 1941 — March 17, 2017

Eugene Embke, age 75, of Humbird, WI died Friday, March 17, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Eugene Melvin Embke was born on July 23, 1941 in Black River Falls, WI the son of Herman and Nina (Gates) Embke. He attended Neillsville High School and served in the Army National Guard 32nd Division for many years and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis from October 15, 1961 to August 10, 1962. On January 12, 1963 he was united in marriage to Anita D. Thompson in Neillsville. Gene was a truck driver for Mathy Construction for many years. When he left Mathy, he went to work for Fort McCoy. He retired in 2003. Gene enjoyed dancing, bird watching and his cats. First and foremost, though, he loved going on road trips with his daughter.He is survived by his wife, Anita, a daughter, Genita Embke of Humbird, two brothers, Ron (Nancy) Embke of Neillsville and Delbert (Judith) Embke of Merrillan, WI. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ernest and Darrell.Funeral Services for Eugene will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Barbara Knutson will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with military honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Eugene's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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