Eugene "Gene" I. Woehl entered his eternal resting place on February 3, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas at The Forum at Overland Park surrounded by family.
Gene was born on October 22, 1920 in Burke, South Dakota to William and Magdalena (Schrader) Woehl.
Gene attended country schools in the Burke area and worked on the farm until World War II when he was inducted into the Army at Fort Crook Nebraska on July 28, 1942. From there he was assigned to the CAAF in Coffeyville, Kansas where he spent 25 months in the Quartermaster 908. Gene married Gladys Beatrice Lamb on May 7, 1943. Thereafter he was sent to Greensboro, North Carolina where he shipped out to Iceland for one year.
He was honorably discharged on February 5, 1946 and returned to Coffeyville where he and Gladys established their home, where they raised two daughters, Janet and Cathy. They celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage prior to Gladys' death in August of 2003.
Gene worked for Fred Kistler Oil Company for 3 years and owned two Page milk routes for 7 years. In April 1958, he began working with the City of Coffeyville and on February 28, 1983, he retired as Superintendent of the Water Treatment and Waste Water Plant.
Gene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coffeyville, where he served as a deacon.
Gene is preceded in death by his wife Gladys; his parents; two brothers, Harry Woehl and Don Woehl; and three sisters, Anna Smith, Esther Lindwurm and Doris Olsen. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Reincke and Cathy Beeson and her husband Robert; granddaughters, Jaime Beeson Kim and her husband David, and Mandy Neddo and her husband Rob; great grandchildren, Adalyn and Ethan Neddo and Aiden Kim; sisters, Viola Cline and Velma Vance; brothers, Bob Woehl and his wife Lorraine, Kenneth Woehl and his wife Barbara; sister-in-law, Nancy Woehl; brother-in-law, Willie Lindwurm; and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother to his loving family and had a deep abiding faith that carried him through several surgeries and illnesses.
Graveside services will be held under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery, 2400 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Rev. Dr. J. Dean McNamara of the First Baptist Church will be officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register at the Chapel on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the chapel or mailed to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
What sweet memories we have of Gene and Gladys when we attended First Baptist with them. They were always so faithful and so pleasant. I've missed them since they moved from Coffeyville.
Kathy and Larry SeigelCoffeyville, KS
What a good man and true friend to my family. I'm sorry we didn't get to visit him ... one more time. But, his day of rejoicing has begun; and, we'll all get to together one day. Much love to the family and friends of our Christian brother!
Dan & Deena RussellNashville, TN
We are so saddened by the loss of Papa. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
Love, The Kim and Shepherd Families
Gina ShepherdCranston, RI
Condolences to the family!!
Junior & Carla AlvarezGering, NE
Janet and Cathy, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a very nice man and he passed that on to his daughters. May your father's memory be a blessing to all.
Larry JohnstonAlbert Lea, MN
See you on the other side.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace.
Loretta RadfordOwasso, OK
Rest in Peace Brother
Kenneth [Babe] And Barbara WoehlThomson, IL
May he Rest In Peace. Hugs to All.
Janet Burright. (Woehl)Seattle, WA
I'm so very sorry to hear of Uncle Gene's passing. I remember him as a very kind, sweet man. My condolence's to the family.
Janice Cline PurkTama, IA
Sending our love and sympathy. Such wonderful memories of your dad and family from church and parties in your backyard.
Claudia and Jim VoelzkeTopeka, KS
To the Family of Gene Woehl:
I'm so sorry to hear of Gene's passing! What a wonderful man: man of God, pillar of the Church, father to his children and grandchildren, family man, provider, friend, and friendly to all. He was respectful and received respect.
As a small child, I remember him at the church dinners and functions in the basement of the old Sunday School building next to George's cafeteria. He was a quiet man but I remember him smiling up when us kids would "run" by his chair. He'd sometimes wink and laugh.
Of course everyone remembers Hazel, your Aunt, and now with your Dad gone, the people in my memories of childhood and 1st Baptist Church are disappearing. They were the basis of my Christianity, love, caring/concern for others, kindness, and working in the church. I had a lot of respect for your family and my folks shared that respect with them also.
So long to a good family till later.........................
Joan Elsheimer DarbyCoffeyville, KS