Lawrence Eugene Obrecht
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Lawrence Eugene Obrecht
  • July 26, 1928 - January 11, 2018
  • Cisne, Illinois

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LAWRENCE EUGENE OBRECHT, 89, of Cisne, IL passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Gene was born July 26, 1928 in Elm River Township to Lawrence and Laura (Gill) Obrecht. He married Mildred 'Mid' Reed April 8, 1946 at Fairfield, IL.

Gene was a journeyman lineman for Wayne White Electric Cooperative and after his retirement from Wayne White he worked for Gill Excavating. He enjoyed riding horses and spending time with grandchildren. Gene was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1111, Shriners, Coon Creek Ridge Riders Club, and Enterprise United Methodist Church.

Gene is survived by his wife Mid Obrecht of Cisne, IL, one daughter Bonnie (Roy) Atwood of Cisne, IL, two sisters Phyllis (Paul) Ulrich of Olney, IL and Wilma Trotter of Robinson, IL. Also surviving are five grandchildren Jeana (Michael) Gill of Mt. Erie, IL, Andy Atwood and Alex (Krissy) Atwood of Cisne, IL, Tammra Cascio of Madison, MS, and Kimmra (Jeff) Hingher of Franklin, TN. and thirteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, son Robert Obrecht, and brother Robert Lee Obrecht.

Visitation will be 4:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Hosselton Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 11:00am Monday, January 15, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cisne Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Comfort Room at Fairfield Memorial Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children at St. Louis, MO and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.