Eugene W. Stump, 87 of St. Johns, MI died at Ashley Care Center on December 15, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He was born on November 10, 1933 in Westphalia, MI to Herbert and Laura (Thelen) Stump. Eugene attended school through the 8th grade and later earned his GED. He married Thelma Harr in Fowler on October 10, 1956, and together they enjoyed 56 years of marriage, raising 8 children, until her death on February 8, 2013. Eugene proudly served his country in the Army of the United States from July 1956 until July 1958. After a short stint at Bee’s working for Bernard Feldpausch, he was employed by Federal Mogul Corporation in St. Johns for 32 years retiring in 1996. Eugene enjoyed his family and their camping trips, working on his ’54 Chevy, bowling, playing cards, and an occasional beer if served at room temperature.
He is survived by his children, daughters, Cindy (Mike) Mowen, Chery (Patrick) Goff, Rene (Tim) Cranis, Beverly (David Keith) Ballinger, Kim (Marvin) Stoneman, Deanna (Steve) Schaefer and son Kurt (Kendra) Stump. 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. His siblings Joan Thelen, Kenneth (Aggie) Stump, Audie Cassel and Al (Diane) Stump and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma, daughter Michelle, and son-in-law Jeff Ballinger.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns where Military Honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on December 17, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.
A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to St. Joseph Catholic School Education Fund or Ashley Care Center in honor of Gene.
The family would like to acknowledge Ashley Care Center and the very dedicated staff for the exceptional care. A special thank you to Brigg (aka Jason).
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