Eugene T. “Gene” Forester of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, June 9, 1930 in Newburg, Missouri to Charley C. and Virginia I. (Birdsong) Forester and passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the age of 92 years.
Gene married Helen (Gregory) Swarnes on May 14, 1966, in Steelville, Missouri.
Gene honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a butcher at The Locker Plant, driver for Ray’s Gas Company and he retired as a Dye Fitter from Echo Supply Company. Gene enjoyed helping Helen make candy during the Christmas season, fishing, hunting, bowling, word search puzzles, scratch off lottery tickets and he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Virginia Forester; wife, Helen Forester; three sons, William Swarnes, Loren Swarnes, infant Terry Swarnes; two daughters, Cindy DaPron and Gail Griffin; 13 brothers and sisters, Ellen Bieber, Rose Schultz, Charley Forester, Frank Forester, Lou Davis, Homer Forester, Bert Russell, Les Forester, Dot Decker, Betty Warnhoff, Al Forester, Johnny Forester and still born Iowa Virginia Forester.
He is survived by one daughter, Genia McGinnis of Ava, Missouri; two sons, Fred Swarnes of Cuba, Missouri and Deter and wife Robin Swarnes of Rolla, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Elmer “Buck” Gregory of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters-in-law, Judy Forester of High Ridge, Missouri, Shirley and husband Gene Adair of Sullivan, Missouri and Martha Ray of Salem, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, Paula, Danielle, Denise, Amber, Bethany, Megan, Shere’, Angie, Zachary, Cassie, Dustin, John, Jason, Joe and James; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mike Delashmit officiating.
Interment with full military honors will follow at the Delhi Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Since Gene was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan, you are welcome and encouraged to wear your St. Louis Cardinals attire.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.