(Iron Mountain - December 26, 2017) - Eugene N Gendron, 90, of
Norway, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2107 at Freeman Nursing and Rehabiliation
Community. He was born on Oct. 11, 1927, in Norway, the son of the late Patrick
and Stella (LaVigne) Gendron. He was one of 11 children and raised in Norway.
He served in the Navy in WW II as a gunners mate on the AO101 USS
Cohocton. He could recall the time he served in the Navy with great detail. He
was always good for a story or two about his adventures. He was a member of the
VFW. Eugene was a pipe fitter with Local 111. He was proud of the people he
worked with and the jobs he was a part of. Once he retired, he purchased a Wood-Mizer
portable saw mill and spent countless hours sawing lumber at various locations.
Itís hard to imagine how many lives he was a part of in his 90 years.
Eugene loved to watch westerns and the Green Bay Packers. He was a voracious
reader until recently when his eyesight declined. He was most proud of his
grandkids and great grandkids and will be missed for his quick wit and
Eugene married Jeanette (Krueger) Gendron in 1950 and they
had four children: Susan, Gail, Gene, and Tina.
In addition to his
parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his brothers Richard and Donald, and
his brothers-in-law Bert Proehl and Leonard Schultz.
Eugene is survived
by his former wife, Jeanette Gendron of Kingsford, and his 4 children; Susan
Huotari of Iron Mountain, Gail (James) Stanek of Norway, Gene (Michelle) Gendron
of Vulcan, and Tina (Gregg) Noordhoff of Iron Mountain, grandchildren; Melissa
(Dan) Wentarmini, Nicholas (Jennifer) Huotari, Luke (Jenny) Huotari, Jacob
Carlson, Haley Carlson, Deeann (Ken) Pfister, Dan Haefs, John Haefs, and
Alexandria Gendron, and many great grandchildren, siblings; Robert Gendron of
Green Bay, Jeanne Proehl of Rapid River, Rosalind Schultz of Norway, Patrick
Gendron of Norway, MI, Gerald (Judy) Gendron of Iron Mountain, MI, George (Diann)
Gendron of Norway, William (Shirley) Gendron of Norway, Ronald (Karen) Gendron
of Norway, and sister-in-law Joanne Gendron of Norway,and his many nieces and
A private celebration of Eugeneís life will take place in the
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.
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