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Eugene John 'Gene' Stieb, 69, of Abilene died Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
He was born October 3, 1947, in Sidney, Nebraska. Shortly after graduating from St. Patrick's High School there in 1965, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a master sergeant in 1988. He also retired from a second career as a medical transcriptionist. During his Air Force career he had been stationed at Abilene (Dyess AFB) and he had lived there since retiring from the Air Force.
He married Chong Mi Haeng 'Tina' Stieb at Osan, Korea on September 2, 1969; she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Maj.(ret) Kim Holl and husband Don of Shiloh, Illinois; and one grandson Jacob Holl of LSU-Baton Rouge. Mr. Stieb also is survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law; Linda (Bob) Norrid, Patricia (Rick) Hawley, Suzanne (Michael) Hawkins, and Pamela (Robert) Bell, all of New Boston, and three brothers and sisters-in-law; Richard M. Stieb of Grapevine, Randy L. Stieb (Sukcha) of Syracuse, Utah, and Scott A. Stieb(Lisa) of Senoia, Georgia; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Mary M. Stieb, who moved to New Boston from Sidney in 1966 due to the pending closure of Sioux Army Depot. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South under the direction of Pastor IL Gwon Ji of the Abilene Korean Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., Monday evening at the funeral home.