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Earl Zobrist

October 31, 1929 — August 11, 2018

Earl E. "Gene" Zobrist, 88, of Eureka went to be with his Lord at 6:55p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

He was born on October 31, 1929 in Highland, IL the son of Earl M. Zobrist and Lauretta Moss (Zobrist) Bruehl. He married Caroll Zimmerman in Eureka, on August 7, 1955. She passed away on November 23, 2017.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn (Randy) Maloney of Congerville; Jacqueline (Craig) Stickling of Edwards; one son, David (Lisa) Zobrist of Goodfield; one sister, Patricia Wissler of Eureka; 10 grandchildren, Deiken Maloney; Leisa(Luke) Wuthrich; Tara(Adam) Ott; Jayme(Tim) Dunaway; Aubrey(Dave) Brown; Angie(Derek) Rosenthal; Suzie White; Leah(Devon) Knobloch; Whittney(Philip Huette) Stickling; Victoria Stickling; 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Zobrist of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Caroll, one son, Douglas Zobrist; step mother, June Zobrist Lawrence; brother Donald Zobrist.

Gene moved North to Peoria, at about age 17 with his brother to work at Caterpillar Tractor Co. with a suitcase of comic books and a white shirt, ready to face the world! He was a graduate of the CAT apprentice course, served in the Air National Guard and was a member of the Eureka Sportsmans Club.
After retiring from CAT, he worked at Wittmer Appliance in Eureka and was a courier for Citizens Savings Bank and Eureka Community Bank.

Gene and Caroll loved their winter trips to Tucson, AZ in their trailer and Gene loved tinkering to make improvements. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time in his workshop helping his grandson with 4H projects and building tables and useful items for his children. He learned the craft of woodcarving and his children and grandchildren each have a piece or two of his work. Animals and Biblical sayings were his favorite subjects. He loved his grandchildren and great grand children and they all remember being read the "funnies" on his lap, his puns and jokes. ...he will be missed. "See ya later, alligator"

Gene was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also from 9-9:45 a.m. on Wednesday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home- Heiterland or Harvest Call. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


AUG 14. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316


AUG 15. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
Eureka, IL

Funeral service

AUG 15. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
Eureka, IL

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