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Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery
Gene Krutsinger, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, December 1, 2017, at the Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Flora. He was born November 11, 1936, in Louisville, son of the late Arthur and Stella Maude (Owens) Krutsinger. He married Shirley Ann Grimes on September 4, 1965, in Louisville, and they have shared 52 anniversaries together.
Gene worked at Valley Steel for many years. He coached Little League Baseball for 24 years. Gene was an avid coon hunter, grand champion show dog breeder, and was a correspondent writer for the American Coon Hunter magazine. And Gene was a life-long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He also attended Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville and First Christian Church in Flora.
Gene is survived by his wife, Shirley Krutsinger of Flora; daughter, Teresa (Tim) Knight of Waukegan; son, Jim (Jennifer) Krutsinger of Xenia; and son, Timothy Krutsinger of Flora. Gene is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Glen, Leo, Howard, Arnold and Wayne Krutsinger; and a sister, Mildred Tull.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with son-in-law, Tim Knight, Pastor of Community Christian Church in Waukegan, Illinois, officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Flora Little League and these will be accepted through Frank & Bright Funeral Home. To share a condolence or memory, visit www.frankandbright.com.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Shirley and your family. Gene was an amazing neighbor and my little girls best friend. He will be missed dearly. Love to you all.
Shirley, so sorry to hear about Gene. He was a good man. God bless you and your family.
Sorry to lose such a good baseball coach. He was my little league coach when I played for the VFW team. Condolences to the family.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Sending thoughts & prayers for the family. We were Coon Club buddies at Flora & know he will be missed by many.
His family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gene was a fine man. I always enjoyed visiting with Gene at Redbone Days or any hunt at Flora.
Mom, Teresa, Tim, and Jim So sorry for your loss! I know you feel God's loving arms around you in this time of sadness.
Our deepest condolences on Gene's passing. From the list of his accomplishments listed, he was an awesome man! May the peace of our Father be with you during the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Mark & Minnie Rakher (Tim Knight's co-workers)
The sport of coon hunting has lost one of it's greatest Ambassadors. He was a column writer, a competitor, a breeder of outstanding dogs. But most of all he was the definition of a gentleman and a sportsman. With his passing there will remain a void among us. Chris Waller, President Illinois State Coon Hunter's Assn.
Tim, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your entire family. May God bless you.