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T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home

329 Goodnight Ave, Pueblo, CO

OBITUARY

Gene Allen Rahl

August 10, 1934October 29, 2019

Gene “Buzz” Allen Rahl, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 29, 2019 at his home in Rye CO. Gene was born in Augusta Wisconsin on August 10, 1934. Gene is survived by his wife Marty Rahl, children Randy Rahl and his partner Yvonne, Cheri (Rahl) VanOrden, Michael Rahl, Mary Kay (Rahl) Flater and her husband Phil, Michael (Decker) Rahl and his wife Shelley, Brian (Decker) Rahl and his wife Annie; nine grandchildren, Barbara Woods, Jennifer Schaff, Sarah Snodgrass, Hannah Hale, Hope Bartlett, Kaylee Byerly, Kreed Rahl, Jordon Rahl, Gavin Rahl, Quinn Rahl; two great grandchildren Lilly Schaff and Nora Snodgrass. He is also Survived by his four sisters; Susie DeBussman, Jen Klopp, Pat Lang, and Mona Rahl. Gene served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his enlistment he became a Deputy Sheriff in the County of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Gene then moved to the Greenhorn Valley, Colorado, and became an active member in the community; serving as the Mayor of Rye, Pueblo School District 70 Board Member for many years, Colorado CASB Board Member and served on the Pueblo County Humane Society Advisory Council. He was best known in the community for his gifted woodworking skills and his charitable donations. After retiring he enjoyed spending most of his time in his woodworking shop and baking for family gatherings. He also enjoyed frequent visits back home to Wisconsin. Gene will be cremated with a service of remembrance, scheduled for friends and family in the spring.

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Dan Seichter

November 5, 2019

Dear Randy, Mike, Cheryl, and Mary Kay,
My deepest sympathies to your family at this time of losing your dad. I have many EARLY fond memories of our time together in Eau Claire. Last time I saw him and you was over 46 years ago when my Boy Scout troop pulled over in Rye at a gas station and Gene was nice enough to drag all you with him to come see me. We were on the way to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico at the time.
May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sincerely,
Dan Seichter
Blaine, MN (formerly Eau Claire, WI)

Peter Herrell

November 5, 2019

A good man from a great family. Many memories from my childhood Pete Herrell

FYI I grew up just down the street from the Rahls' house,

Terrence (Terry) Terrill

November 3, 2019

We remember Gene as a great neighbor, good friend of the family and a wonderful community member. We always appreciated him watching over our father in his last days. We will miss Gene. Please accept our deepest sympathy to the Rahl family and close friends.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY