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Gene Telgmann
(January 12, 1925 - March 13, 2009)

Gene Telgmann, 84, of Strasburg, died at 11:56 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009 in his residence surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2009 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg with Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Visitation from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sunday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Strasburg with military rites by the Strasburg American Legion Post #289. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund or donor’s choice.

Mr. Telgmann was born on January 12, 1925 in Richland Twp., Shelby County, Illinois, the son of Erwin and Edna (Boldt) Telgmann. He graduated from Strasburg High School in the Class of 1943 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Gene was a lifetime grain and dairy farmer. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg and served in different capacities there. He was also a member of the Strasburg American Legion Post #289, VFW Post #1769 of Effingham, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Illinois Holstein Association, and the Mid-American Dairy Association. Gene enjoyed working in the dairy business and farming. He married Helen Miller on May 13, 1951. This union was blessed with four children, Charlotte, Charlene, Donald, and Daniel.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Helen; daughters, Charlotte Goeckner and husband James of Effingham and Charlene Telgmann of Strasburg; son, Donald Telgmann and wife Kim of Strasburg; three grandsons, Andrew, Jacob, and Joshua Goeckner, four granddaughters, Megan Niemerg and husband Chad, and Allison, Jessica, and Olivia Telgmann; one great granddaughter, Sophia Marie Niemerg; and many loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Daniel.

Gene was a faithful loving husband, father, paw-paw, and great grandfather.

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