Eugene P. Stein passed away May 17, 2021 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN.
He was born December 23, 1930 to Elmer and Edna Racine Stein. He grew up on a farm in Spencer County plowing fields with a team of horses. He served his country by joining the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his years of service he returned to the area and fell in love with Iris Reed. They were married April 24, 1955.
Eugene was a farmer at heart but also worked for many years at Alcoa's Warrick Operations. He began his career there as a security guard for the plant construction site and worked his way up to oil systems coordinator.
Eugene worked hard but also took time to enjoy his friends and family. He will be remembered for his turtle soup parties, lively card games, fishing with his grandchildren and cooking them pancakes for breakfast. Even at 89, he was playing chase with his great grandchildren. With love and compassion he cared for his wife of 63 years until she passed away.
He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and a good friend.
He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his children, Lynn Jamerson (Gary) of Velpen, IN, Lisa Fenech (Ron) of Naples, Fl, Karen Smith of Princeton, IN and Dirk Stein (Roxanna) of Evanston, IN; 7 grandchildren, Benjamin Kahle (Samantha), Phillip Kahle (Cori), Meredith Fulda (Jeremy), Michael Fenech, Taylor Fenech, Justin Stein, Cody Stein and 8 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife,Iris and a sister Lois Hawhee.
Funeral Services will be at 10 am Thursday May 20, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church with burial in Church Cemetery. Rodney Schmeltz will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 – 7 pm Wednesday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and from 9 – 10 am Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
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