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Gene Arthur Greathouse

January 4, 1941 — June 18, 2007

Gene Arthur Greathouse, 66, of Camanche, passed away Monday, June 18, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center-North Campus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 22, 2007 at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Visitation, 1032 Middle Road, Camanche. Msgr. Donald W. Grubisch will be officiating and Father Richard Okumu will be assisting. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21, 2007 from 4-8 PM at Lemke Funeral Homes-South, 2600 Lincolnway, Clinton. Pallbearers will be Ed Nolan, Ron Schroeder, Charlie Berdell, Earle Gardert, Jerry House, and Hans Volkers. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Gene was born January 4, 1941 in Clinton, to Virgil and Edith (Luce) Greathouse. His mother Edith passed away when he was 18, his father then remarried. Gene was then raised by his stepmother Hazel. Gene was a 1959 graduate of Clinton High School. He married Ruth Kinney on August 19, 1967 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was employed with Curtis Company, later with Dairy Pak, and lastly he retired from Ralston Purina where he worked in the warehouse as a fork truck driver. Gene was a member of the Church of the Visitation, Camanche Bowling Association, and he was a member of The Moose. Gene loved the river, the warm weather, spending time with his family, sitting outside, traveling, and especially the Chicago Cubs. Gene is survived by his loving wife Ruth; one son Shawn Greathouse of Clinton; one daughter; Shannan (David) Molin of Camanche; two grandsons; Tyler Greathouse; and Johnathan Molin; five granddaughters; Mary, Anna, Laurel; Noel; and Victoria Molin; one great-granddaugther; Kaydence Jo; four sisters; Carmeletea (Tom) Rutherford of Bennett, IA; Donna (Steve) Bentley of Clinton; Gina Greathouse of Des Moines; Myra (Marc) Rhodes of Clinton; one sister-in-law; Nancy Myers of Tipton; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father; his two mothers; Edith and Hazel; three brothers; Gary and Ronnie Greathouse; and Carroll Myers; and one sister; Mary Ellen Greathouse. Memorials can be made to the family.
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