In Memoriam : Gene Begrin

Gene Begrin Gene Stanley Begrin - age: 68
(December 25, 1948 to May 19, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Burial with Military Rites will be held at a future date.

Gene Stanley Begrin, age 68, of Benton, passed away at 12:54 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Gene’s wishes were to be cremated. Burial with Military Rites will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery, IL at a later date.

Gene was born on December 25, 1948 in Peoria, IL the son of Stanley Begrin and Mildred (Edwards) Begrin. He married the former Pamela Mary Cauwels on April 14, 2004, and she survives.

Mr. Begrin was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War, receiving a Bronze Star. After returning from his military service, he would work for Electro-Motive a Division of General Motors retiring after 33 years. He had been able to enjoy a long retirement with his wife, enjoying the outdoors and his sports cars.

Mr. Begrin was of the Catholic faith. A member of the VFW Post#7452 in Montgomery, IL. He was also a member of the UAW Retired Workers Union #719.

Surviving is his wife Pamela Begrin of Benton; a son Mark Begrin of Florida; three step-children: Jason Embrey and wife Kari of Sherwood, IL, Beth Perez and husband Jesse of Harvard, IL, Rebecca Pruitt of McHenry, IL; eight grandchildren: Cody Begrin, Max Begrin, John Embrey, Brianna Perez, Tyler Perez, Alexis Perez, Destinee Pruitt and Dylan Pruitt. Along with his best friends Randy Gunderson, Hank Januchowski, Dennis Spencer. Dearest friends Betty and Al Voldrich, Larry and Lynn Stege and so many more.

Mr. Begrin was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Post #7452
121 N. River St.
Montgomery , IL 60538

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Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

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