Gene was born May 13, 1934, in California Junction, to mother Verna Palmer. Gene had three siblings. Gene attended grade school in Missouri Valley. He served in the Air Force from 1955-1958. He served in the Airforce Reserve from 1958-1963, during which time he married his wife, Norma, in 1960. They went on to have four children of their own, while Gene worked at Vickers until retiring in 1992.
Gene was a member of the Eagle's Club and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley. He enjoyed softball, bowling, and golfing. Gene loved to play cards, ride his scooter, traveling and enjoyed spending time with his family. He also was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
Gene is survived by his sister, Gladys Moore Engler Isom; brother, Melvin Moore (Jane Moore); daughter, Stacy Pippitt (Steve Pippitt); son, Scott Moore (Kay Hersch); daughter, Tara Hartwig (Tim Cooper); along with eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Palmer; wife, Norma Moore; daughter, Michelle Weber; and sister, Joyce Maloney.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec 29, 2022, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. The funeral service was Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley. Pastor Jean McCartney officiated. The organist was Carole Gorham and Rex Gochenour was the vocalist. The vocal selections were “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Onward Christian Soldiers”. The honorary bearers were Steve Pippitt, Josh Weber and Colby McIntosh. The casket bearers were Chad Ring, Taylor Hartwig, Kael Hartwig, Patrick Makey, Lucas Pippitt and Tim Cooper. The final resting place is Oak Grove Cemetery in Missouri Valley.
Arrangements made by Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley. www.hennesseyonline.com