Eugene H. "Gene" Willimann, age 83

Eugene H. "Gene" Willimann, age 83, of Quincy, died on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:14 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Gene was born July 2, 1937 in Berger, Missouri, the son of Walter S. and Dorothy B. Schowe Willimann. On January 1, 1961 he married Rochelle Anne Hoffmann in Owensville, MO.  She survives.

Gene was a 1954 graduate of Hermann High School.  He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Missouri in 1958 and received a Master's in Education in 1968.  Additional course work gave Gene an Administrative Certificate in 1982.  Gene taught industrial and vocational courses and was the director of the Quincy Area Vocational/Technical Center and Regional Vocational Program Director.  He also taught for seven years at Orchard Farm High School in Orchard Farm, MO.  He retired from full time education work with 34 years tenure.  Following that, he taught drafting part time at John Wood Community College and did the GED testing for the Adams County Regional Office of Education.  He retired from all professional education work in December of 2013, totaling 55 years.  He was a long term member and officer of the Adams County Retired Teachers Association and the Quincy Woodworkers Guild.  Gene was a long-time member of the Quincy Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder for 15 years, and taught many Bible classes.

Gene and Anne valued family and enjoyed activities with them.  He loved spending time on his woodworking projects, fishing, tending to the garden, playing softball, and floating down the river with his wife.  In his younger years he loved squirrel hunting and mushroom hunting.  Most of all, Gene loved spending time with his wonderful grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three children, Douglas E. (Amy) Willimann of Quincy, Cheryl R. (Karl) Aston of Wildwood, MO, and Janice L. Willimann of Belleville, IL; brother, Ronald K. Willimann of New Haven, MO; three sisters, Joyce E. (Joe) Hauser of Berger, MO, Fay D. (Larry) Scheible of New Haven, MO, and Fern E. (Kenneth) Wray of Rhineland, MO; seven grandchildren, Brett, Allyson and Ashley Willimann all of Quincy, Rochelle (Josué) Aston de Rubio of Guadalajara, Mexico, Renee (Ryan) Gadsey, of Nashville, TN, and Karl P. and Isaac Aston all of Wildwood, MO; and a great grandson, Joshua Isaac Aston de Rubio, of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter R. (Dorris Ann) Willimann; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Willimann.

Services:  11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Quincy Church of Christ (4321 State St. Quincy, IL 62305), with Mr. Mark Stinnett officiating. Please bring a face mask if you plan on attending the service or visitation.

Burial: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Oak Haven Memorial Gardens, Hermann, Missouri. Visitation will be held at 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. at the graveside.

Visitation:  9:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020 at Church of Christ (4321 State St. Quincy, IL 62305).

Memorials: Church of Christ or the Illinois Veteran's Home Activities Fund


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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