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Gene Kirn

March 2, 1928 - March 1, 2017

Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home

Church St. Rose of Lima Church

Memorial Mass: Sat., March 11, 2017


St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Memorial Gathering: Sat. March 11, 2017

9:00AM – 10:00AM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

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Francis “Gene” Kirn was born in Biehle, MO March 2, 1928 a son to August Henry and Catherine Cecelia (nee Zoellner) Kirn.  He died at Mercy Hospital-Jefferson on March 1, 2017 at the age of 88.  He is survived by his wife: Vera “Pat” Kirn, De Soto.  Gene and Pat were married on December 31, 1949 in Perryville, MO.  He is also survived by two sons: Michael (Connie Schmidt) Kirn, Crestwood and Scott (Claudia) Kirn, De Soto; four grandsons: August (Sarah) Kirn, Seth (Melissa) Kirn, Zachary (Brandy) Kirn, and Thomas (Shannon Stephenson) Kirn; four great-grandchildren: Ian Kirn, Colin Kirn, Sophia Kirn, and Isabelle Kirn; two sisters: Patricia (Max) Hamilton, Shiloh, IL and Dorothy (Bill) Grass, Norfolk, VA; and one sister-in-law: Edna Kirn, Perryville.  He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Bernadette “Stella” Kirn O.S.F., and Bernetta (Galon) Beaman; and three brothers: Sylvester (Zita) Kirn, Edward Kirn, and Thomas (Rita and Jean) Kirn.  Gene served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.  Upon moving to De Soto in 1951 he worked in area auto body shops, then as en electric motor repairman before retiring from De Soto Electric as an electrician in 1993.  Gene and Pat enjoyed traveling, making two trips to Alaska in their truck and fifth wheel camper and spent twelve winters in Arizona enjoying warm weather and volunteering at Project Cure. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to St. Rose of Lima Adopt-An-Angel, 504 S. 3rd Street, De Soto, MO 63020