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Gene O. Diskey

Gene O. Diskey

DISKEY

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

 

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Gene Diskey. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gene was very nice. Always smiling for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Sending lots of love and hugs Cindy. Love you. ❤
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. Cindy Eggemeyer says:

    Kevin & family- You have my sympathy and will be in my prayers.

  3. Darren Kempfer says:

    Gene was a great man. Will be dearly missed

  4. Gene was such a sweet man…always had a smile. A great man-in-charge at Spartan Printing. A true gentleman.

    • Kevin and family,
      Sending Our sincere condolences, on the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace. And you family find his love continuing in each others conversations and gatherings. Continuing prayers for all.

  5. My sincere sympathy on the passing of this great man. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead

    • Denise Ebers says:

      Gary and I are so sorry about Gene. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I loved working with him when he was a bus driver for Evansville School. His family has our prayers and deepest sympathy.

      • Craig Valleroy says:

        My condolences and prayers for the family. Gene was a great guy he never had a cross word for anyone, I enjoyed working with him for several years with Zweigarts bus service.

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  1. My sincere sympathy on the passing of this great man. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead

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    • Gary and I are so sorry about Gene. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I loved working with him when he was a bus driver for Evansville School. His family has our prayers and deepest sympathy.

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      • My condolences and prayers for the family. Gene was a great guy he never had a cross word for anyone, I enjoyed working with him for several years with Zweigarts bus service.

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  2. Gene was such a sweet man…always had a smile. A great man-in-charge at Spartan Printing. A true gentleman.

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    • Kevin and family,
      Sending Our sincere condolences, on the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace. And you family find his love continuing in each others conversations and gatherings. Continuing prayers for all.

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  3. Gene was a great man. Will be dearly missed

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  4. Kevin & family- You have my sympathy and will be in my prayers.

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  5. To the family of Gene Diskey. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gene was very nice. Always smiling for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Sending lots of love and hugs Cindy. Love you. ❤
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

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