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Eugene L. Gene Stevenson age 76 of Clinton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton following a long battle with cancer. In following his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with a luncheon to follow at Prince of Peace Parish. A private burial will be at a later date.

Gene was born in Clinton on April 22, 1941, the son of Robert L. and Dorothy (Dunn) Stevenson. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Clinton Community College. He served with the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964, stationed in Germany. Gene married Barbara Vilmont on June 30, 1978 in Sacred Heart Church, Clinton. He was employed at E. I. DuPont for 32 years. He was a member of the Eagles Club. Gene was an avid reader, historian, and proud grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and following the Cubs and Hawkeyes.

Gene is survived by his wife Barbara; two daughters, Kathryn (John) TeRonde and beloved granddaughter Julia and Sara Stevenson both of Denver, CO; a son, Michael D. Stevenson of Denver; a brother, Robert Stevenson of Camanche and brothers and sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a special grandfather, Eugene Dunn. The family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Aggarwal, his care team at Medical Associates, and Carrie Schultheis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the Friends of the Clinton Public Library. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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