Eugene "Gene" Dlouhy
Eugene "Gene" Dlouhy, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Heritage Specialty Care, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Memorial service with military honors: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Cedar Hills Community Church, Cedar Rapids, officiated by Pastor Kent Landhuis.
Gene was born July 8, 1933, in Swisher, Iowa, the son of Emil and Helen Dlouhy. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 18, 1957, Gene was united in marriage to Judith Griffin at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Gene and Judith just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with family and friends.
He and his son, Marc, owned and operated Dlouhy Auto Repair for over 30 years. Gene was a member of American Legion Post 727, Cedar Rapids, and Cedar Hills Community Church. He was known as "Gentle Gene." He was known for his honest, genuine, loving, caring, very humble and kind spirit and unselfish ways. Gene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a passion for cars and people, loved working at the shop and talking with customers, bowling, golfing, being outdoors, watching his kids' and grandkids' sporting activities, flower gardening and traveling. Being with his family was Gene's greatest joy!
Gene is survived by his wife, Judith Dlouhy; daughter, Melody Henderson; sons, Marc (Lynn) Dlouhy and Matt Dlouhy; daughter, Monica (Mike) Wilk; six grandchildren, Kyle and Logan Dlouhy, Randi (Jason) Roggentien, Blakeley Dlouhy and twins, Cameron and Campbell Dlouhy; five stepgrandchildren, Jennissa (Eric Gertge) Voorhees, Sam (Morgan) Wilk, Joe Wilk, Joy Wilk and Jocilyn (Joel) Ray; two great-grandchildren, Carver and Cutler Roggentien; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Wyatt Gertge, Maisy Wilk, Joanie and Jaylin Ray; brother, Frank Dlouhy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Helen Dlouhy; sister, Lillian Serbousek; and brothers, Leonard, Leo and Don Dlouhy.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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