Eldon Eugene "Gene" Vieregge, 91, formerly of East Alton, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, MO.
Born July 27, 1928 in Mulberry Grove, IL, he was the son of Louis and Nova (Donnalson) Vieregge.
Gene had been employed at Famous-Barr for 30 years, retiring in 1988 as a department manager in the suit and shoe departments. He was well known and respected for his knowledge and excellent taste in suits and sportswear.
Gene was a very strong advocate of the Bible and a man of God.
He married his longtime partner of 42 years, Neil Peterson on May 16, 2018 in Clayton. He survives.
Surviving also are nieces and nephews; dear friends in the North and South, and several states.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenny, Bob and Don Vieregge; and sister, Doris Holloway.
He never met a stranger, all who met him will never forget him. He was loved and will be sadly missed.
Visitation will be from 9 am until time of service at 11 am, Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Pastor Timothy Keller will officiate.
Burial will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to the Alton 5 A's.