|Eugene "Gene" Arthur Dehling|
Oct. 9, 1943-April 7, 2014
Gene was born Oct. 9, 1943 in Wild Rose, the son of Arthur Henry and Gertrude Ester (Schwanke) Dehling, Westfield. He grew up farming with the family in both Marquette and Waushara Counties. He lived in Westfield from 1959-69.
On Dec. 12, 1964, he married Jeannette M. Zinke in Wautoma. He worked at Wautoma Speed Queen. They farmed the Zinke Homestead in Richford, raising their two children.
In 1972, the Dehling’s moved to Alamogordo and Gene worked for McMurry City Dairy and Flynn’s Nursery. In 1989, the couple established Gene’s Yard Care, which they operated for 24 years. The couple retired in 2013.
Gene was an active member of Alamogordo Grace United Methodist Church and will be remembered by the church family as a loyal greeter for the 8:30 a.m. service.
Businessmen, customers, family members and friends fondly remember Gene Dehling for his pride and extremely hard working ethics. He has always gone the extra mile.
Eugene died after a six-week battle with cancer. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him. Surviving are his loving wife of almost 50 years: Jeannette Dehling, Alamogordo, NM; one daughter: Sheri Lyn Dehling-Maness (Ken Maness), Alamogordo, NM; one son: Scott (Erin) Dehling, Park Hill, OK; one sister: Donna Kohnke, Cambria; five grandchildren: Christopher, April and Kayla, Alamogordo, NM; Raymond (Stevi) Spear and Jessica Dehling, Oklahoma; four great grandchildren: Olivia, Bradley, Arielle Skye and Grayson Scott, Oklahoma; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Arvin Kohnke, Cambria.
A memorial service was held April 11 at Grace United Methodist Church, Alamogordo, with Rev. Harry Riser officiating. The remains will be buried in the Richford Cemetery.
The family can be reached at Mrs. Eugene Dehling care of her daughter Sheri Dehling-Maness, 1409 Mountain View, Alamogordo, NM 88310.