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Everett E. “Gene” Getz

Birth Date: August 7, 1927
Death Date: March 19, 2017

Cerro Gordo-Everett E. “Gene” Getz, 89, of Cerro passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Gene was born August 7, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Cecil and Amy (Carberry) Getz. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Gene was a member of the American Legion Post #0117 in Cerro Gordo and enjoyed riding his Harley and playing pool. He married Margaret Montgomery February 27, 1946 and she preceded him in death on April 13, 1950. He then married Thelma L. Miller April 12, 1952 and she preceded him in death on July 6, 1998.

Surviving is his son Jimmy Getz and wife Julia and brother Larry H. Jacobs and wife Sandy.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, brothers Coney Edward Getz and Gary Lee Jacobs, and sister Carol Sue Miller.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Moweaqua Nursing Home, Safe Haven Hospice, DMH Hospice, and the 4th floor at DMH for all of their loving care.
Graveside services with military honors to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Graceland Cemetery.

The family of Everett E. “Gene” Getz is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Graveside Service
March 23, 2017
2:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of Larrys brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Richard and Linda Stanger.

  2. We send sincere condolences to Gene's family from Colorado. He was a distant cousin and a good neighbor. We always enjoyed visiting with him when we came back to Cerro Gordo.
    – Galen and Maralyn Heckman

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