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Eugene "Gene" Schlupp, 87, of Rockford, passed away on November 27, 2018. He was born on May 6, 1931, in Rockford, the son of George Sr.and Grace (Besand) Schlupp. Gene graduated from East High School in 1951. After serving in the U.S. Army he became a journeyman meat cutter. Gene later became employed by Swift & Co. working in sales and became a Product Manager. He married Nancy Goodin on May 21, 1952. After retirement, they spent winters at Marco Island, FL and summers at Long Lake in northwestern Wisconsin and enjoyed extensive traveling. He loved to play golf, go fishing, and spending time with his friends and granddaughters. Gene was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church and lifetime member of Rockford Masonic Lodge #102. Special thanks to the staff at Cherryvale Place and Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion they gave to Gene.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; sons, Neil (Karen) and Glen (Mady) Schulpp; grandchildren, Cassaundra (Jon) Bull, and Nicolette and Carly Schlupp; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brothers, George Jr., Jack, and Donald; and sisters, Delores Richardson, and Joanne Wolfgram.
Services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave., Rockford, IL 61104 with Reverend Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to Rockford Boys & Girls Club, 1040 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL 61107 or Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave., Rockford, IL 61104.

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  1. Susan Rader Cox

    My dad mailed me the obituary for Gene. (He didn't know I could look it up online!) I am sorry to learn of Gene's passing. Some of my mom's best times were spent with the potluck group. My sympathy to you and your family.


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