EVANSVILLE – Eugene E Beuligmann, 88, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Gene was born in Mount Carmel, on Feb. 26, 1930, to Henry and Frances (Dunkel) Beuligmann. As a teenager, Gene started working on his father’s farm and would continue farming for more than 25 years. On February 6, 1952, Gene married Elizabeth (Betty) Nix, of Poseyville, Indiana. They soon settled on land along the Wabash river, where he farmed until relocating to their second farm north of Mt. Carmel, in the 1960s. Gene farmed there until his 3 children were grown, then took a job at Snap-on Tools in Mt. Carmel until his retirement in 1992. The couple moved to Evansville in 2004, where they have been active members of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Gene enjoyed gardening, solving crossword puzzles and collecting stamps, coins and other rare objects. He was also a lifelong fan of Evansville Aces basketball, and took great pleasure in discussing politics with anyone who would engage him. He always made a concerted effort to stay abreast of current events and would often produce a newspaper clipping or snippet from one of his countless magazines with a story to augment a discussion, and then pull out a cutout of a cartoon to share a laugh. He was a good man with a big heart and good-natured sense of humor, and he’ll be missed by all who knew him.
Gene was preceded in death by his two wonderful sons, Jeffry and David; his brother, Henry Joe Beuligmann; and three sisters: Helen Nurrenbern, Amelia (Dolly) Butler, Cecelia Beuligmann.
Surviving him are his wife Betty, his daughter Debra (Terry) Hart of Middleton WI, Ron Wolz of Louisville, Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2301 North Stockwell Road. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the church, with Father Zach Etienne officiating.
Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery, Poseyville, Indiana at a later date.
Special thanks from the Beuligmann family goes to Dr Stephen Koehler and his medical assistant, Jennifer; to Chasidy, Gene’s nurse at Southern Care Hospice; and to Jenni and Tamara from Visiting Angels.
Condolences may be made online at Ziemer Funeral home (ziemerfuneralhome.com) and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice (southerncarehospice.com/donate).
Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel 800 S. Hebron Evansville, IN 47714, (812) 477-1515 is handling the arrangements.