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NEOGA -- Eugene W. Verda 74 of Neoga, Il passed away December 26, 2017 in his home.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday December 30, 2017 in the Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville, Il. Burial will be in Fox River Cemetery in Rural Norway, Il with full Military honors by the Granville American Legion, Granville V.F.W. and the United States Air Force. Pastor Ron McNeil will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of services in the funeral home.

Eugene was born April 8, 1943 in Spring Valley, Il to Joe and Jean (Evelhoch) Verda. He married Mary Jones January 27, 1969 in Topeka, Kansas.

Eugene served his country in the United States Airforce. He retired from Caterpillar in Montgomery, Il after 32 years as an electrician. He enjoyed taking his cars to car shows and drove his antique tractors in parades.

Eugene was a member of the American Legion Post 643 in Neoga, Il, a member of the United Penticostal Church in Neoga, Il and was a 1961 graduate of Hopkins High School in Granville, Il.

Eugene is survived by three daughters Robin Verda of Effingham, Kimberly Verda of Yorkville, Il, Jennifer Priebe of Marseilles, Il, 6 grandchildren Joseph Verda, Matthew Overly, Steven Overly, Mark Verda-Fitzgerald, Destiny Priebe, Savannah Priebe, 3 great grandchildren Heath Overly, Shania Overly, Christopher Myron Eugene Jensen, 1 brother Ken (Karen) Verda of Newark, Il, 3 sisters Carol (Jim) Serrine of Granville, Il, Monnie (Alfie) Cioni of Granville, Il, Sharon (Randy) Clancy of Puyallup, Washington.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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