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Gene Krutsinger

Nov 11th, 1936 - Dec 1st, 2017

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


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David-Merlene Eastin&Family

December 1st

Rick & Becky Payne & family

December 1st

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.

Brian Humphrey

December 3rd

Barbara Collins

December 3rd

Shirley, so sorry to hear about Gene. He was a good man. God bless you and your family.

Greg Mayberry

December 1st

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.

Mike and Sharon Gray

December 1st

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Jim Phillips

December 2nd

Sending thoughts & prayers for the family. We were Coon Club buddies at Flora & know he will be missed by many.

Brent Peel

December 2nd

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.

Debbie Greenwood

December 2nd

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.

Mark & Minnie Rakher

December 4th

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)

Chris Waller

December 4th

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.

Nathan and Rachel Cook

December 4th

Tim, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your entire family. May God bless you.



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Family of Lily Fatheree
Paul and Nancy Krutsinger
Jay and Karen Sessions
Phillip & Robin Corry
Jay and Karen Sessions
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Linda and Jerry Judd
Clifford Harrell
Christine and John Harrington
Larry Frost
Maria Farmer
Mary Kae and Wayne Owens
Bill & Kay Kitley
Tonya toy (krutsinger)
Rick & Becky Payne family
Mike and Sharon Gray
Norman Phillips
Elaine Hobbs Wiles
Joe Ellis
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Charlee Blackwell
Whitehead family
Liz Allee
Melinda Helms
Meryl Woods Jr
Melissa eikenhorst
Debbie (King) Casell
Tom and Ann Ferguson
Bob Welty
John & Marla Corry
The Rodgers family
Kelli Johnson McCormick
Daisy Krutsinger
Ovie Gaither and Family
Mr.&Mrs.Shawn Krutsinger
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Gene and Sara Wyatt
Vicky Cricelli-Milner
Jim Fry
Steve & Lisa Persinger
Jim McGehee
Randy & Teresa Bayler
Mike Krutsinger
Danny & Jeanie Fender
Tina Walters Wickiser and Judy Walters
Herb and Becky Henson
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Jean Ayers Guerrettaz
Steve and Ruby Barnes
Bud and Linda Lents
Jessie Lee Copeland
Glenda Cooper
Paul and Bonnie (Krutsinger) Allen and family
Brian Humphrey
Edith Woods
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Ray and Lois McCrory
Sammie Wickiser
Gary and Pam Sessions
Patti Tackitt ORyan
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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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Flora, Illinois 62839

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