Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Eugene 'Gene' P. Bochek

Surrounded by his loving family, Eugene “Gene” P. Bochek, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at his residence.   Gene was born in Milwaukee, WI, on December 10, 1931, son of the late Wenzel and Irene (Nee:  Kihslinger) Bochek.

During the Korean War, Gene proudly served in the United States Army.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Stout State College and master's degree from Marquette University.  On June 19, 1954, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee he, was united in marriage to Patricia A. Lehman.   Gene taught at Milwaukee Area Technical College for many years, retiring in 1991.  He was a longtime and faithful member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church.  An excellent archer, he also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, camping and was known as the “Jack of all trades.”  

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Pat; his children, Peter Bochek of IL, Dawn (Stephen) Wolf of Racine, Michael (Karen) Bochek of Racine, Richard Bochek of Racine, Kathleen Bochek of Franksville, Susan (Dennis) Marion of Leland; his grandchildren, Austin Iverson, Kristel Marion, Quentin Bochek; brother, Robert Bochek of Phoenix, AZ; sisters, Joyce Berns of Pewaukee, Donna Tourville of MI; brother-in-law, Jerry Lehman of FL; sister-in-law, Marion Konsella of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Bob Berns, Art Konsella and Jim Tourville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339  Douglas Ave., with Rev. Kevin Mullins O.S.A. officiating.  Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  Memorials to St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Wisconsin Parkinson Assn. for Research, 945 N. 12 St. Milwaukee, WI 53233, or to the Wisconsin American Macular Degeneration Foundation, 912 N. Hawley Road, Milwaukee, WI  53213 have been suggested.

A special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. 

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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