Eugene "Gene" Keen, 82, of Wausau passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13th, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 3, 1939, in Knowlton, son of the late Peter Keen and Zina Susan Knoblock. On December, 23, 1982, he married Jenny Nichols in Wausau. She survives.
Gene worked at Marathon Electric for 31 years as a Journeyman Millwright. Some of his favorite pastimes included playing board and card games, playing horseshoes, bowling, archery, bear and deer hunting. He loved God and his family and loved listening to Andrew Wommack Ministries. He liked watching sports especially, the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR.
Survivors include his wife, Jenny Keen, Wausau, his children, Suezette Keen, Wausau, Randal Keen, Wausau, Renee (Dan) Kolpacki, Wausau, Christine (Jan) Wolosek, Wisconsin Rapids, Tammi (Michael) Tryba, Wausau and Jeff (Julie) DeClark, Wausau. Grandchildren are Wesley, Amy, Mike and Brian Imhoff, Ryan, Aaron and Kevin Keen, Kyle and Katie Kolpacki, Jason Keen, Danielle and Tessa Wolosek, Madelynn and Emmalynn Tryba and Dom DeClark. He had 9 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild to be in June. Sister Jeanne Fitzgerald and 4 brothers Marvin (Patty) Keen, Ronald (Lynn) Keen, Robert (Frances) Keen and David Knoblock.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Evelyn Williams, Betty Darby, Deloris Klinger and brothers Richard Keen, Kenneth Keen and Charles Knoblock, one grandson, Justin Wolosek, one granddaughter, Analiyah DeClark.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19th, 2022, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. The Rev. Lori Slaughter will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the Sixth Street funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
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