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William Eugene "Gene" Sursa
William Eugene "Gene" Sursa, 79, Mt. Vernon, died 4:42 am May 15, 1994, at 
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

Mr. Sursa owned and operated Fair Feed Co., for several years and later was a 
truck driver for Southern Illinois Asphalt Co., until retirement.
He was born June 6, 1914, in Jefferson County, a son of Henry E. and Alice (Hogue) Sursa.  
August 15, 1937, in Mt. Vernon, he married Wilma P. Hopper, who survives.

Services will be 10:30 am Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Davis 
officiating.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm 
today at Hughey Funeral Home.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Sursa is survived by a daughter, Peggy Lisenbey and 
husband Gene of Iuka; a grandson, Steven Lisenbey of Iuka; a brother, Edward "Ed" Sursa 
and wife Edith of Mt, Vernon; a sister, Norma Lee Pace and husband Andy of Mt. Vernon; 
and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sursa was a Navy veteran of World War II in the Seebee's.  He was a member of 
Teamsters Local Union 50 of Centralia.

Mr. Sursa was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Wilma Marcum, Maxine Culli 
and Betty Askew, and a brother, Howard Sursa.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 5-15-1994
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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