Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

July 24, 2013

Melvin Eugene Ohnesorge

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Melvin Eugene Ohnesorge

Stewardson

Melvin Eugene “Gene” Ohnesorge, 78, of Stewardson, IL, passed away at 8:46 AM Tuesday July 23, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family. 

Gene was born Dec. 27, 1934 at Shumway, IL the son of William and Mamie Knierim Ohnesorge.

He married Betty Kessler on July 19, 1953 in Stewardson.

Gene was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer and for three years, was employed at Norge Corporation in Effingham. In retirement he continued to work for the Stewardson Equity.

He served on the Stewardson-Strasburg School Board of Directors for nine years and the Prairie Township Board of Directors for several years, and was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau.

Gene was an tractor pull enthusiast and participated in events all over central Illinois.

Surviving are his wife Betty; children: Kim (Larry) Montgomery and Cathy (Jeff) Montgomery both of Windsor, IL, Todd Ohnesorge of Stewardson, Robin (John) Storm of Effingham, IL, Angie (Joe) Flinn of Dieterich, IL and Sonya Overbeck of Neoga, IL; eighteen grandchildren: ten great grandchildren and two great grandchildren on the way; sisters: Ione (Keith) Beals of and Ruth (Max) White both of Effingham and Sandra (John) LeCrone of Xenia, IL; brothers: George (Deloris) Ohnesorge of Beecher City, IL and Roger (Nancy) Ohnesorge of Altamont, IL; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Roland Ohnesorge, sister Eileen Wenthe and three siblings at birth.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday July 26, 2013 in the Stewardson Community Center in Stewardson. Pastor C. W. Lewis and Pastor Kathy Lewis will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday also in the Stewardson Community Center. The family requests casual attire. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Gene`s memory to the Stewardson Lions Club for the annual tractor pull or Lincolnland Hospice. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is entrusted with arrangements.

On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com

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