Eugene Lawrence Averbeck, 86, passed away on August 26, 2010 in Tampa, FL. Gene was born on September 27, 1923 to the late Harvey and Katherine Averbeck in Milwaukee, WI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Averbeck, on February 14, 1990. Gene is survived by his children Kip Averbeck and Kim(Averbeck)Graft and her husband Daniel Paul Graft Sr.; grandchildren Daniel Paul Graft Jr., Cory Allen Graft, Christopher Lawrence Graft; great granddaughter Raina Marie Graft; step-sons Toby and Gary Tauben; life partner of 18 years Lorraine I. Rummel as well as close friends Rick Rummel, his daughter Susan Rummel and Rita Leonard. A memorial service with interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery, 6401 N. 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53209 on a future date.