Eugene (Gene) Henry Missavage, 88, of Winter Garden, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
Gene was born in Royalton, Illinois, to the late Joseph W. Sr. and Mary Ann Missavage.
Gene proudly served our country in the United States Marines, Sixth Marine Division, in World War II. Gene graduated from Monmouth College in 1951, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Gene married the love of his life, Marie Ruppert Lynch, in 1952. He farmed in Raritan, Illinois, for 35 years. Gene and Marie relocated to Winter Garden, Florida in 1987. He was a Realtor for 27 years. His partner in real estate was Marie. Gene was a member of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, Florida. Gene was a member of the Knights of Columbus — 4th Degree. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Winter Garden, Florida. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Orlando, Florida. Gene was the treasurer, for many years, for his homeowners association.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marie; one son, Mark Missavage; one daughter, Sharon Gallop (Cary); and grandchildren, Carly and Shannon Gallop. Gene is survived by one sister, Dorothy Missavage; one brother, Leonard Missavage; and one sister-in-law, Laura Missavage.
Three brothers, Joseph W. Jr., Charles and Richard Missavage, precede Gene in death.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Winter Oak Funeral Home, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden.
Gene will be interned at a date to be announced, at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, in Monmouth, Illinois.