Fred Eugene “Gene” Durbin, 74, of Cerro Gordo, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, IL, with visitation two hours prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, IL. Memorials may be made to The Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo.
Gene was born September 3, 1942, in Monticello, IL, the son of Fred M. and Doris (Wildman) Durbin. He married Judith A. Martin on December 10, 1960 in Cerro Gordo, IL.
Gene was a 1960 graduate of Bement High School, and worked for Caterpillar Tractor, retiring after 33 years of service. Gene enjoyed gardening, coon hunting, and running hoop nets on the Sangamon River. He was an avid deer hunter. Gene was a member of the Black & Tan Coon Hunters Association.
He is survived by his wife Judith of 55 years; children Michael E. (Linda) Durbin of Cerro Gordo, Debra D. (Mark) Blickensderfer of Cerro Gordo, Genea A. (Jay) Lawler of Oakley, Danny C. (Leah) Durbin of Cerro Gordo, Scott R. (Diann) Durbin of Cerro Gordo; grandchildren Laura, Lisa, Cole, Kara, Megan, Nathan, Ryan, Maddy, Molly, Mya, Olivia, Jillian, Griffin, Bennett; great grandchildren Knox, Sylvie, Zeke, Nash; brothers Francis D. (Alene) Durbin and Larry (Carol) A. Durbin, of Cerro Gordo, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Frank M. Durbin.