Gene Morel


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Gene G. Morel, 74, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Christ the King Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Christian wake service at 4 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Pathway Hospice.
Gene was born June 11, 1938, in Moline, the son of Frank and Madeline Lefevre Morel. He married Diane Swanson on Feb. 24, 1968, in Moline. She preceded in death on Nov. 26, 2008.
Gene worked at American Air Filter and later worked at Phone Home.
Gene was a member of Christ the King Church, Moline, and Knights of Columbus Fr. Betson Council. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, playing cards and enjoyed being with his family.
Survivors include his son, Michael (Angela) Morel, Rock Island; brothers, Frank (Sandy) Morel, Milan, and Charles (Cathy) Morel, DeWitt, Iowa.
Condolences may be left or to view a video at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 




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