Eugene M. Gehlhausen, 79, Jasper

Eugene GehlhausenEugene M. Gehlhausen, 79, of Jasper, died Tuesday (March 21) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand November 3, 1937, to Jerome “Harry” and Charlotte (Reutman) Gehlhausen. He married Barbara Vonderheide November 15, 1958, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. She died February 11, 2015.

Eugene was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Indiana Desk as a cabinet maker after 40 years of employment, spent many years building and remodeling homes in the area, and also worked part time at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He was a member of Holy Family Church, St. Anthony American Legion Post No. 493 and its military funeral detail, and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He was a master carpenter and enjoyed gardening, working outdoors, playing cards, and spending time with grandchildren and family.

He is survived by two daughters, Annette Tuell and husband Brian and Lori Schepers and husband Brennan, all of Jasper; two sons, Scott Gehlhausen and wife Debbie and Patrick Gehlhausen and wife Jane, all of Jasper, eight grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Schulte, Jasper, and Rosie Vitiello, Louisville, Kentucky; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Gehlhausen, Jasper, and Sylvia Gehlhausen, Evansville.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three sisters, Harriet Fischer, Charlotte “Butsy” Klueh, and Eugenia “Dolly” Durcholz, and three brothers, Jerome, Charlie, and Herb Gehlhausen.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Members of Holy Family Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 493 will conduct military graveside rites.

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