Lawrence 'Gene' Eugene Obrecht

July 26, 1928January 11, 2018
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LAWRENCE EUGENE OBRECHT, 89, of Cisne, IL passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Gene was born July 26, 1928 in Elm River Township to Lawrence and Laura (Gill) Obrecht. He married Mildred ‘Mid’ Reed April 8, 1946 at Fairfield, IL.

Gene was a journeyman lineman for Wayne White Electric Cooperative and after his retirement from Wayne White he worked for Gill Excavating. He enjoyed riding horses and spending time with grandchildren. Gene was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1111, Shriners, Coon Creek Ridge Riders Club, and Enterprise United Methodist Church.

Gene is survived by his wife Mid Obrecht of Cisne, IL, one daughter Bonnie (Roy) Atwood of Cisne, IL, two sisters Phyllis (Paul) Ulrich of Olney, IL and Wilma Trotter of Robinson, IL. Also surviving are five grandchildren Jeana (Michael) Gill of Mt. Erie, IL, Andy Atwood and Alex (Krissy) Atwood of Cisne, IL, Tammra Cascio of Madison, MS, and Kimmra (Jeff) Hingher of Franklin, TN. and thirteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, son Robert Obrecht, and brother Robert Lee Obrecht.

Visitation will be 4:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Hosselton Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 11:00am Monday, January 15, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cisne Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Comfort Room at Fairfield Memorial Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children at St. Louis, MO and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, January 15, 2018

Lawrence 'Gene' Eugene Obrecht

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Keith Turner

January 15, 2018

I just saw the notice about Gene on the WFIW homepage. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. When we got to visit together, there were so many laughs. He gave me such good and well thought out advice when we bought the 40 acres just east of your farm house. May the blessings of God be with your entire family. Wish I could have been at the services.

Rev. Keith Turner
Hurtsboro, Alabama

John and Darlene Hosselton

January 15, 2018

Mid, Bonnie, and families - we are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Gene. He will be missed in the community.

Sharon David

January 14, 2018

Mid, Bonnie, and the rest of the family- Geno was a one of the kind. Loved talking and listening to him. He sure will be missed

cheridee lynn

January 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss of a great man. He will be missed by all. He was nice to know and learn from when he was around. He will leave alot of memories for all.

January 13, 2018

So sorry Mid and Bonnie and family. Gene will be deeply missed by everyone.

Dianne and David Allen

Max McKneelen

January 13, 2018

Bonnie I know it is a hard time for you and your Family. The memories your dad left not only for you to cherish but for all of the grandchildren. He was a great Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Mid I know Gene was a person of great respect in the community. He loved you dearly and always provide for the family. My God comfort all of you.

Doug and Pat Hilliard

January 13, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to
the Obrecht Family.

Roger Fetherling

January 13, 2018

Sorry for your loss he will be missed

Phyllis Helm

January 13, 2018

Prayers to the family. He will be missed.

Butch Neff

January 13, 2018

Prayers for Mid and her family.