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Eugene S. Rye
Eugene S. Rye, 94 of Marinette, formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Saturday, April 29 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born Aug. 24, 1922 in Daggett, Mi., to the late Carl W. and Adelia (Samuelson) Rye, he served in the United Sates Army during World War II where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart and other medals.
In 1947, he married Genevieve Bunker in Menominee and worked as the Traffic Manager for Lloyd Manufacturing for many years and also co-owned and operated B & G Builders.
He enjoyed gardening, camping, woodworking, playing cards and was an active and faithful member of Community Covenant Church and VFW Post 1887.
He is survived by his wife, Gen of Marinette; a daughter, Ruth (John McAuliffe) Rye of Menominee; a son, Dennis (Lisa) Rye of Wallace, Mi.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Doris Rye of Wallace and Barbara Rye of Menominee.
He was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Curtis Rye; a sister, Lillian and three brothers, Carl, Roger and Stanley.
Family will receive friends at Community Covenant Church in Menominee on Thursday, May 4 from 3 p.m. until time of military rites at 5 p.m. followed by the funeral service, with Rev. Tom Lach officiating. Anderson Kell Funeral Home of Menominee is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established and expressions of sympathy can be directed to a family member.