OBITUARY

Gene "Geneo" William Barish

March 5, 1944May 11, 2010

Gene W. Barish “Geneo” DeWitt Born March 5, 1944, in Lansing; died May 11, 2010, at the age of 66. Gene had retired in 1996 from Motor Wheel after 32 years of service and was currently employed at Capital Equipment as a Mechanic. He won 1st place in the Badazz Truck Race Expo in Ionia and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time at their vacation home in Gaylord. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Phyllis (Garner) Barish. Surviving are his wife, Nancy, to whom he was happily married for 17 years; children, Jeffrey (Penney) Barish, Elaine (Roger) Barish Haveman, Robert (Melissa) Barish, Amy Barish and Gene Barish Jr.; stepson, James (Missy) Ruttkamp; grandchildren, Danny Ruttkamp, Joshua Barish, Miranda and Kaitlynn Ruttkamp, Marah Houldsworth, Nicole and Zachery Barish, Kourtney and Jadyn Haveman; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gil (Ruth) and Richard Barish; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.gorslineruncimandewitt.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 15, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, May 14, 2010
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Gene "Geneo" William Barish

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May 16, 2010

Elaine, sorry to hear of your loss. You're family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Michele (Brown) Ward

Misty Mayo

May 13, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famliy

May 13, 2010

Amy. So sorry for your loss. We did not know Gene but our sympathies are with you and your family.

Loyd and Trudy Wood

Dave La Pratt

May 13, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow. I have known Gene for 53+ years. He will be sadly missed by many.

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