Eugene M. Love

  • Born: December 24, 1940
  • Died: November 4, 2018
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois

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Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the donor's choice.

Eugene M. Love, 77, of Aurora, Il passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Rush Copley Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother Jessie Love and infant daughter Laurie Ann Love. Eugene was born on December 24, 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to the Aurora area in his early years with his mother and 4 siblings: James Love, Pat Bergner, Sharon Lee and Anne Kundert.

Eugene began his employment at General Mills in West Chicago in 1968 and tirelessly worked his way up the ranks to management where he finally retired 34 years later. During his time at General Mills, he started an Emergency Response Team and trained people to be responders for 13 years.
Eugene joined the Naval Reserves in 1958 and received his orders to report for active duty when he graduated. He was assigned to the Flag Ship USS Des Moines for 2 years and was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. He married his high school sweetheart Janice Jones on March 7, 1961 on a 5 day leave and received his honorable discharge on July 14, 1961.

After spending time working on the railroad and as a mechanic Eugene finally found his niche with General Mills. During this time, Eugene also joined the Sugar Grove Fire Department in 1968 and worked his way up to chief. He retired from the department in 1998.

Eugene spent his life doing what he loved. That included boating, camping, fishing, traveling, devoting his time to disaster relief and helping those in need. He also loved his garden that he continued until he was physically unable to care for it. He also spent many years volunteering with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Hand Crank Transportation of the Rio Grande Valley, and Campers on Mission. He loved the Rio Grande Valley and traveling to Mexico so much they purchased a park model in Penitas, TX.

In addition to his loving wife, Janice, he is survived by his three daughters Dawn (Mark) Conard, April Hasselberger, and Melodi (Eddie) Hall, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and he leaves behind many more family members and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Janice...So sorry To Hear Of Gene's Passing....He And My Late Dad Were Good Friends....He Will Be Missed But Never Forgotten...Roger A. Maye

Posted by Roger Maye - Aurora, IL - Neighbor   November 30, 2018

Janice; very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.♥

Posted by Ron Ames - Fort Worth, TX - Family Friend   November 14, 2018

Janice and family,
Dan and I were camping and I came across Gene's obituary in the paper. I'm so sorry that I didn't see it sooner because Dan & I would have attended the service. Sending you all hugs and strength to get you through these very tough times.
Gene was a very special person to so many people.

Posted by Diane & Dan Falkos - Oswego, IL   November 11, 2018

My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.

Posted by Z L    November 11, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Throwing our burdens on God and looking into the beautiful hope his word provides us can help to be a comfort during this most difficult time. I hope the loving promise made In John 6:40 can be a source of comfort for you.

Posted by GJ - NC   November 09, 2018


Jan sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family .

Posted by John and Nancy Leach - Crossville, TN - Friend   November 09, 2018

Janice and family, so very sorry to hear of Eugene's passing. He was a great guy and is now at rest.

Posted by JoAnn Cregier - Geneva, IL   November 09, 2018

Jan and Girls,
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Praying the Peace of Christ to comfort you all.

Posted by Scott Leupold - Brumley, MO   November 09, 2018

Janice and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories help you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Kimberly (Pyle)Michalsen - Cosby, TN   November 08, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29:11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives "peace" and "strength".

Posted by Dacia G - Mount Vernon, NY   November 08, 2018

May the Lord bless and be with your family during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lee Newtson - Sycamore, IL   November 08, 2018

Have comfort in knowing that God is close to those who are brokenhearted. Because of God's love expressed through the ransom sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ, we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again. He keeps them all in his memory. May you find comfort, strength and hope in the Father of comfort and tender mercies.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2018

So sorry for your loss and words don't come close to a very to saying what I thought of Gene he was and always will be a very good and close friend and he will never be forgotten there are not many people around like him anymore My Prayer to you and the whole family

Posted by Danny Walgren - Aurora, IL - Neighbor   November 07, 2018

Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. I was not close to Gene but feel the family of love he has created with each day I spend time with them. Healing hugs for your family at this difficult time. Sherri and Anthony Kulas Sugar Grove, IL

Posted by Sherri Kulas - Sugar Grove, IL - Neighbor   November 07, 2018


Deepest and heartfelt love and prayers to Jan, girls and family. Gene lived his life well and always was ready help one in need.Our family was blessed to have him be a part of our lives for many years.Always loved, never forgotten. Love wrapped in hugs

Posted by Dolly Huhn - Plano, IL - Friend   November 07, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Gene. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jan and their family. We will miss our Penitas neighbors.

Posted by Ellen Lindner - Penitas, TX - Neighbor   November 06, 2018

Dawn, Mark and Family, so sorry for you're loss. "GOD BLESS"

Posted by Ronald Moore - Montgomery, IL - Friend   November 06, 2018

We will all miss you so much Uncle Gene. I'm coming from Florida to be with the family to celebrate your life. You have left a lasting impression on me forever. Love you so much.

Posted by Shelly Jones Koster - Lutz, FL - Family   November 06, 2018


Our Love and prayers go out to Jan andEugene's families , he was a wonderful friend and ship mate. He will be missed. Love, Dorino and Joan Lupinetti.

Posted by Joan Lupinetti - VA - Friend   November 06, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to all of you xoxo

Posted by Barbara Cox - Sandwich, IL - Family Friend   November 06, 2018

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