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Eugene O. Myers

Eugene O. Myers, 71, of Forreston, died on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at home peacefully in his sleep. 

Eugene was born in Freeport on June 20, 1947 to Milford and Helen (Wagner) Myers. 

He married Eileen V. Landon on Oct. 19, 1968 in Clinton, Iowa.

Eugene was a 1965 graduate of Leaf River High School.

He worked for more than 25 years at Quebecor in Mt. Morris. 

He was a vendor at the Stephenson County Farmer’s Market for more than 35 years.

He delivered newspapers for more than 10 years for the Freeport Journal Standard.

Eugene loved the outdoors and enjoyed trapping, mushroom hunting, watching and feeding birds, and gardening. 

Eugene was devoted to God. 

He enjoyed everything about trains. 

Eugene will be missed by his wife, Eileen; son, Christopher (Sarah) Myers, of Hartford, Wisconsin; daughters, Ronda (Jeff) Lindsay, of Lanark, and Sheila (Mike) Piper, of Ohio, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Kadie, Levi, Becky, Doran, Angela, Andrew, Cail and Abigail; and two great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and a daughter. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

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