His funeral will be at 11:00 am Friday, February 22, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury with Pastor Tom Krieger officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Twp. Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:45 am Friday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to SELCAS or OSF Hospice.
Gene was born April 2, 1930 in Minonk Twp., Woodford County, IL the son of William Henry and Magdeline Timmerman Beal. He married Betty Fendrick on March 18, 1956 in Chenoa. She preceded him in death on February 21, 2007.
Survivors include a brother, John (Nancy) Beal, Hammond, IN and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Beal, Judy Beal and Esther Ricketts.
Gene was a 1948 graduate of Corwith High School, Corwith, IA. He was a longtime farmer and worked in the lumber business for many years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury.