Gene W. Barish "Geneo"
Born March 5, 1944, in Lansing; died May 11, 2010, at the age of 66. Gene had retired in 1996 from Motor Wheel after 32 years of service and was currently employed at Capital Equipment as a Mechanic. He won 1st place in the Badazz Truck Race Expo in Ionia and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time at their vacation home in Gaylord. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Phyllis (Garner) Barish. Surviving are his wife, Nancy, to whom he was happily married for 17 years; children, Jeffrey (Penney) Barish, Elaine (Roger) Barish Haveman, Robert (Melissa) Barish, Amy Barish and Gene Barish Jr.; stepson, James (Missy) Ruttkamp; grandchildren, Danny Ruttkamp, Joshua Barish, Miranda and Kaitlynn Ruttkamp, Marah Houldsworth, Nicole and Zachery Barish, Kourtney and Jadyn Haveman; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gil (Ruth) and Richard Barish; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.gorslineruncimandewitt.com