Eugene 'Gene' D. Schwemmer (1933-2018)

Eugene “Gene” D. Schwemmer, 85, passed away in Salina, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born June 6, 1933 in Hunter to David and Mae (Donley) Schwemmer.
Gene married Carol Sheridan in Ellsworth June 9, 1957. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Ellsworth VFW Post 6485.
Gene worked as a shift supervisor at Enron for many years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer firefighter on the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Kiwanis.
Gene is survived by his wife, Carol of Ellsworth; daughters, Debbie Rojas (Genaro) of Ellsworth and Sherri Shippy (Merlin) of Assaria; grandchildren, Lindsey Hlad (Kyle), Marissa Karp (Weston), Mo Rojas, and Brandon Shippy (Rashae); great grandchildren, Kenley Rojas, Sawyer Karp, Everly Rojas, Shiana Shippy, and Delilah Shippy; and sister, Karen Horner (Maury) of Chattanooga, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane Schwemmer.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth. An inurnment with military honors will follow at Carneiro Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439
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