Eugene D. Gallentine

DIXON – Eugene Donald Gallentine, 80, of Dixon, died at 12:02 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford. He owned and operated Gene’s Service Inc. in Dixon for more than 30 years.

He was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Dixon, to Leonard and Esther (Spigler) Gallentine. He married the former Gwen Brooks on Aug. 3, 1952, at the Brethren church in Dixon.  She survives. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dixon. Eugene was proud of his yard, having won the Lawn of the Month several times. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father.

Also surviving are two sons, Douglas (Mary) Gallentine of Morris and Kyle (Donna) Gallentine of Dixon; four grandchildren, Beth Simpkin of Roscoe, Nikki Greffin of South Beloit, Christie Horrie of Diamond, and Rustin Galletine of Dixon; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Flossie Nelson and Phyllis Kerley.

Private visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by private family services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. John Kalebaugh officiating.

Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be directed to End Polio Now or the American Heart Association.

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