Funeral services for Eugene “Gene” Ousdahl, 66, Lawrence, KS will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday October 8, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. He died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his home.
He was born on November 10, 1943 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Leo Edwin and Elvia Florence Garner Ousdahl.
Gene worked at Huxtable and Associates for over 16 years. He retired in November 2009 from Chaney as a Pipefitter where he worked for over 20 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and The Pipefitters Union Local #441 of Lawrence.
He married Marilyn Blanck on June 7, 1962 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons; Darren Ousdahl, Baldwin City, Chris Ousdahl, and wife, Deneise, Lawrence, KS; three grandsons, Branden, and wife Patti Ousdahl, Reilly Ousdahl, both of Baldwin City, and Aaron Ousdahl, Lawrence, KS; and three brother-in-laws, Gary Blanck, John Baldwin, both of Lawrence, Charles Yates, and wife Diana, Tonganoxie. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Gaston and Judy Baldwin.
The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorial contributions in his name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
I have known Gene since his days at Huxtable through his work on equipment at the Journal-World. His presence in the buildings was always welcomed, because we knew he would fix our problems in short order. Of course equipment usually breaks on deadline, or in the heat of summer or the freezing cold of winter. Gene was always good natured, which made him all the more welcome. We have missed him and will miss him. I am sure however, that Saint Peter is smiling at the Heavenly Gates, because if there’s anything broken in Heaven, a good-natured guy who will fix it just arrived.
Peace and grace to all Gene’s family and friends.
Wishing you condolences form you friends at BedMart, So sorry for your loss.
Gary & Kathy Lucas
Marilyn and family. My deepest thoughts and prayers have been with you all during this hard time. He is in a good place now and is your angel. He will always be with you in your hearts.