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Eugene F. Trine

Eugene F. Trine

Eugene F. Trine, age 98, of St. Vincent's Home, formerly of Bickford Assisted Living, died on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in the Home. Eugene was born on June 12, 1922, in Quincy to Oscar Otto and Emma Mary (Hutmacher) Trine. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Rita Kuhlman on August 13, 1946, in Sacred Heart Church in Clinton, Iowa. Betty preceded him in death on August 16, 2016.

Eugene attended St. Boniface School and Quincy College Academy for Boys which was later consolidated to Quincy Notre Dame High School in 1940. He and Betty were active members of the old St. Dominic Catholic Church and later St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. After graduating from high school, Gene proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Shipfitter 1st Class aboard the LST – 1077. He served from from October 5, 1942 to February 14, 1946 during World War II.

Gene was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #15 and #25, the Westview Bogey Busters, St. Dominic Holy Name Society, and the Mart Heinen Booster Club. Gene was employed by Seither & Cherry Mechanical Company and then State Mechanical. He worked from 1947 until his retirement on June 29, 1984.

Survivors include his children, Robert Trine (Charlene) of Naperville, IL, William Trine (Barb) of Springfield, IL, James Trine (Joyce) of Quincy, Barb Neustadt of Naperville, IL, Sue Ostermiller (Kevin) of Quincy and Connie Fielding of Quincy. Fifteen grandchildren, Karen Trine Riedeau (Matt), Ryan Trine (Jolene), Nick Trine, Jenny Neustadt, Emily Neustadt, Andrew Trine (Sara), Sarah Snow (Chris), Jessica Trine, Jacob Trine, Jackie Buckner (Jason), Kevin Ostemiller (Gayle), Matt Ostermiller, Mary Ostermiller, Torrey Fielding, and Dakota Fielding (Brittney). Great-grandchildren: Amina, Hazel, Oskar, Audrey, Quincy, James, Wesley, Leah, James, John, Eugene, Ruby, Laiken, Gracelyn and Teagan. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife Betty, Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two sons-in-law: Joe Neustadt and Mike Fielding, two brothers, Henry and Norbert Trine; three sisters, Marilyn Deege, Alvira Macintosh and Bernice Ravenscraft and two grandchildren, Lisa Ostermiller and Joseph Trine.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bickford Assisted Living, St. Vincent Home and the Blessing Hospice Program for all of the wonderful care that they gave to Gene.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 9:30 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Navy Funeral Honors Detail and the Quincy American Legion Post # 37. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Catholic Church or to Quincy Notre Dame. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Jane Bozarth Peterson
Quincy, IL
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May the angels carry you into paradise to the loving arms of Aunt Betty. Love and hugs to your family.
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Janice Hunt
Cherry Hills Village, CO
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Uncle Gene always wore a smile. He would take the time with you and you couldn't find a nicer man. There is a big celebration in heaven for Uncle Gene.
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Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Bill, Sue and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Tawnya sidwell
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to Sue and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gene and Betty were both wonderful people I’m blessed to have known.
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Jan Smith
Maywood, MO
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All of the nieces and nephews loved Uncle Gene. He will be missed.
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Donna
Quincy, IL
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Gene and Betty were the best neighbors ever.
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Jane Steinkamp Maier
Murfreesboro, TN
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My condolences to the family. Gene was a great neighbor to us. I believe he was the last of the original homeowners on College Ave. Keeping you in my prayers.
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Janet Trine Olson
Portland, OR
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Having lived on the West Coast since 1968, unfortunately I had few opportunities to visit with Uncle Gene. But in the past couple days oddly I have experienced his closeness. I think about how faith and family were so important to him. I think about how much my Dad Norb, his brother, counted on connecting with Uncle Gene during my Dad’s struggle with dementia. I think about his welcoming warm smile and gentle soul. I think about the strong Trine legs and abundant golf games. I think about how the Trine siblings loved to gather, and how they set an example of how families care for each other. May we continue that tradition. My heart will be present as you celebrate a life well lived. Thank you, godfather, Uncle Gene.
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Kathy (Hull) Boll
Quincy, IL
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To all of Gene and Betty’s kids, I offer my heartfelt condolences. You and your parents were the best neighbors! It’s always hard to lose a parent, but hopefully the memories of the wonderful life they provided for you will help to ease the pain. We were all so fortunate to grow up in the era and in the great neighborhood that we did! My prayers are with all of you.
Kathy (Hull) Boll
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Greg and Jody Frese
Quincy, IL
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We were neighbors for 16 years on College. You couldn’t find a nicer couple than the Trines. Prayers for the family.
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Larry Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of you, Jim and Connie. I always had a great time golfing with your father. My sympathies.

Larry
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Lonny B Lemon
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Bill and family,
I was saddened to read the news of your father's passing. What a great patriarch he was for your family. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the tough moments ahead, and that HE will fill your hearts and souls with only the great memories that you shared with Gene. God Bless.
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Caroline Olson Hurd
Portland, OR
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Lovely to see the names of so many family members. What a legacy Great Uncle Gene leaves behind. My own daughter has her middle name Emma after their mother. I always loved seeing all my great aunts and uncles together with Grandpa Norb on the warm summer vacations to Iowa. Amazing to see his service in WWII. He will be greatly missed.
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dorothy musholt
quincy, IL
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Bob and the rest of the family my condolences on your loss. Fond memories of the seminary days.
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Linda Rasmussen
Phoenix, AZ
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I’m thinking about uncle Gene today and sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate his life. So many wonderful visit to Quincy with family and the fun we had together.
Uncle Gene was alway welcoming and I wish I lived closer so I could of visit the family more.
Dad (Norbert ) loved playing golf, fish, and playing cards with him well now they can in heaven as one big family again.
I remember the good times we had at aunt Alvira house way up on the farm.
May the families kept many memories in their hearts and keep the stories alive for great grandchildren to hear.
God bless and your all in our prayers.
Linda and Bob