OBITUARY

Eugene G Deininger

November 28, 1929July 10, 2013
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Eugene G. Deininger, 83, entered into eternal life Wednesday, July 10, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. Born on Thanksgiving Day 1929, Gene was the son of Albert and Golda Deininger. He received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, where he attended grade school. In 1947 he graduated from Central Catholic High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Japan during the Korean Conflict. In November of 1953 Gene and Theresa were married at St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel Catholic Church. After retiring in 1991 from Shambaugh & Son, he enjoyed traveling, woodworking and spending countless hours with his grandchildren. He built each of his children and grandchildren rocking horses and shared many family vacations with them in Walt Disney World. Gene was a member of St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel from 1955 until he returned to St. Peters during the summer of 2011. Surviving are sons, Stephen (Darlene) and Thomas (Rita) Deininger; daughters, Linda (Kip) Schinnerer, Janet Deininger, Kaye (Brian) Parker, and Beth (Bryan) Moore; grandchildren, Stacey (Dennis), Brad, Melissa, Chase, Elizabeth, Krista Gene, Matthew, Loretta, Jenna, Emily, Jared, Nate, Joel, Mitchell Gene, and Ben; great granddaughters, Ella, Cailin, and Avery; his sister, Loretta Meinzen, sister in-laws Wanda, Betty, and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa Marie Minnick; sisters, Marcella, Gertrude, Helen, Anna, Mary, and Lucille; brothers, Paul, Richard, Albert, Joseph, and Lawrence. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday July 14 at Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, 420 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne. Mass of Christian burial is at 10:30 a.m. with calling one hour prior at St Peter’s Catholic Church, 518 East Dewald Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803. He will be buried next to his wife in St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Rosary Service Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2013
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Eugene G Deininger

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Dean and Claudia Bobay

July 15, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the family.

Karen Ochwat

July 15, 2013

My condolences to the family of Eugene Deininger. My father, Chester S. Burgette was the son of Raymond T. Burgette and Edith Edna Steward Burgette. They must be part of the heavenly welcome committee for Eugene.
Your Dad/Grandfather will always be as close as your hearts and minds. May God bless your family.
Karen [Burgette] Ochwat

July 14, 2013

Janet and family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Nancy Frankewich

Nancy & Chris Thilman

July 14, 2013

What a great father and grandfather. He was so devoted to his grandkids and their many trips to Walt Disney World. His memory brings smiles to our faces when we think of him and his jean shorts and great tan! He was one of a kind! Our sympathy goes out to his children and grandchildren. May you always have great memories of him.

Susan Wilkerson

July 13, 2013

We will miss Uncle Gene. He loved coming to see us in NC and spend his days at the beach. I'm glad we visited last year. Thinking of all of you during this time. I'm sure he is up in Heaven with my Daddy and other family members and having a ball. Love to all.

Susan Deininger Wilkerson

July 12, 2013

So sorry to hear of Eugene's death. He was one of my Dad's cousins. He talked often of Uncle Al, Aunt Golda and Eugene. My Dad was Victor Deininger, son of George and Anna (Bueter) Deininger.

Rita Clare (Deininger) Masanz

July 12, 2013

This world is now missing something wonderful as Uncle Gene's smile has left it. It will always be in our memories. What a good man!

pat linsky (hopper)

July 12, 2013

This world is now missing something wonderful as Uncle Gene's smile has left it. It will always be in our memories. What a good man!

Paula

July 12, 2013

Gone home to the Lord. May his smiling face be everlasting in our hearts.
My thoughts and prayers to the family.
PaulaDee

pat linsky hopper

July 12, 2013

This world will be really missing something with the loss of Uncle Gene's wonderful smile!