Eugene Garrett, 89, of Falls City, NE, passed away October 5, 2021 at Falls City. He was born November 23, 1932 at Craig, Mo to Ernest and Roberta (Means) Garrett.
He married Gwena Hazelwood on January 26, 1957 at Falls City. She passed away September 21, 2011.
Eugene was drafted into the U. S. Army on February 18, 1953 and entered into active duty at Kansas City, MO. He served in G Company 4th Infantry at Alaska, earning a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 4, 1955 at Ft. Carson, CO.
Eugene was raised at Craig and graduated Craig High School in 1950 and on October 16, 1950 he became employed by the CBNQ Railroad. Upon his discharge he returned to Craig and went back to work for the railroad. He lived in various places because of his work as a signal maintainer, retiring on June 30, 1999. He was a member of American Legion Post #164 at Craig.
Eugene is survived by his children, William Cooper and his wife Karen of Grand Island, NE, Sherry Fischer and her husband Joe of Falls City, sister, Joan Hall of Mound City, MO, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Erica Cooper and her special friend, Bill, Joe Cooper and his wife Allison and their child, Maddox, Kelly Cooper and child, Curtis Lehn all of Grand Island, Shannon Wustrack and her husband Trevor and their children, Reid, Emmett and Vivian of Falls City. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a son, Bob Garrett.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Cornelison Cemetery at Reserve, KS with Pastor Tim Boatright officiating.