Gene O. Diskey, 91, of Sparta, IL; born on February 3, 1930 in Walsh, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2022 at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Gene served his Country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a life member of the Steeleville American Legion. Gene worked as a Head Pressman at Spartan Printing Company for over 40 years before retiring. He was also a farmer, and he worked as a school bus driver after his retirement from Spartan Printing Company. Gene enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Walsh, IL.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife – Maedell (Eggemeyer) Diskey who went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2020; parents – Harold and Clara (Clesse) Diskey; sister – Fern Frazer; brother-in-law – Harry Frazer.
He is survived by two children – Kevin (Patricia) Diskey of Walsh, IL and Cindy (Pat) Miller of Sparta, IL; two grandchildren – Keith (Kelsey) Diskey of Chester, IL and Leah (Randy) Hammonds of Marion, IL; five great grandchildren – Rynlee Mae Hammonds, Kolton Gene Diskey, Katelynn Marie Diskey, Kora Ann Diskey, Caly Faye Slaven; many sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Cemetery Fund or Zion Lutheran Church.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation for Gene will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Walsh, IL on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Wayland Middendorf officiating. Interment will take place at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Walsh, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements