Gene Willis Ewing, 87, of Monona, Iowa died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon, Iowa. Gene Willis, the son of George and Bertha (Segrist) Ewing, was born September 28, 1930 at home in Allamakee County, Iowa. He attended country school in the Forest Mills, Iowa area. Gene served with the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 and was stationed in Greenland.
Gene was united in marriage with Margie Watson on January 27, 1951 at the Forest Mills Church. He owned and operated Ewing Plumbing and Heating in Monona, Iowa with his son, Rex. He retired in 1998.
Gene was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, Iowa. He served as a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Amvets and American Legion.
Gene enjoyed golfing, stock car racing with Rex and the “guys”, Chicago Cubs baseball, fishing, and polka dancing. He especially looked forward to his talks with his great-grandson, Jacob, on Wednesday afternoons.
Gene is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Margie, of Waukon, Iowa; two daughters, Sandy (Jimmy) Schellhorn of Monona, Iowa; and Marsha Reisner of Waukon, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Schellhorn, Heather (Duane) Lange, Nancy (Chet) Knutson, Nikki (Billy) Breimon, Trent Reisner, Adam (Heather) Ewing, and Jennifer (Randy) Hickey; thirteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Inez Watson of Postville, Iowa.
Gene was preceded in death by his son, Rex Ewing; a daughter, Nancy, who died in infancy; his parents, George and Bertha Ewing; and a sister, Darlene Schutte.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona. Rev. Deb Parkison will be the officiant.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona and one hour before services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Interment will be held in the Monona City Cemetery with Military Rites.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.