Eugene H. Bedford 86, of Shell Lake, WI passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at home with his wife of 65 years at his side.
Gene was born November 17, 1927 in Spooner, WI to Al and Anna Bedford.
He was very proud of being a WWII Veteran. Gene changed his birth certificate 2 times to enlist in the Army; he managed to get to Germany before this was discovered. After his honorable discharge he returned to Spooner and worked at various jobs. Eugene finally found his niche at American Brass in Kenosha, WI. Gene retired after 30 years and returned to the area, first to Rice Lake and then to Shell Lake to enjoy his grandchildren and their sporting events, fishing, hunting, and Packer games.
Gene married Bernadean Sauleen October 2, 1948; she survives him along with their son Steve (Linda) and his three grandchildren Brian, Sara, Jennifer, one brother John and special friend Mark Kriederman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers David and Mel, sisters Wilma, Lois, Mabel, Shirley and Maxine.
Pall Bearers: Steve Bedford, Adam Sauleen, Scott Gascoigne, Jason Williams, Lance Schneider.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Dahl Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Berkesch officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Military rites will be conducted by the Wisconsin Funeral Honors Program.