Obit: Purgett, Eugene E. "Gene" (1926 - 2001)

Contact: Diane Kleinke

Surnames: Purgett, Blume, Lindau, Bergstrom, Kirchen, Sauer, Kleinke, Burdick

Purgett, Eugene E "Gene (26 Nov. 1926 - 14 Jan. 2001)

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend for Eugene E. "Gene" Purgett of Germantown, 74, who died on Jan. 14, 2001. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Robert Lindau will officiate at the ceremony, with arrangements handled by Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park of West Bend.

Mr. Purgett was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Withee, son of Charles and Florence (nee Bergstrom) Purgett. He married Catherine E. Blume on June 21, 1947 in the priest’s rectory in the Woodland Hotel in Owen, Wis.

Her served in World War II in the U. S. Army Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in May of 1946. He owned and operated Eugene Purgett Trucking for more than 30 years.

Survivors include: wife Catherine Purgett; children Gloria (Bob) Allen, Paul Purgett, and Laura (Bill) Kirchen; grandchildren Travis (Tracy), Christine, Paul, Susan, Eric, Jamie and Shannon; great-grandchildren Skylar and Celeste; sisters Ruby (Don) Zimmerman, Janet (Otto) Sauer and Diane (John) Kleinke; sister-in-law Marge Purgett; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Anna Burdick, son Duane Purgett and brother Mahlon Pugrett.




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