Mr. Yuncker retired from the St. Clair County Court House in 2000. He was a loving father, grandfather, and wonderful friend to many. He was known by everyone at the Swansea Schnucks as Gene “The Dancing Machine”. He was loved by many and known to all as “Pop”. Gene was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth “Betty Jo”, nee Laughlin, Yuncker, whom he married on January 22, 1955, and who died on January 21, 2003; and his parents, Eugene M. and Helen, nee Fisher, Yuncker.
Surviving are one son, Eugene J. II “EJ” (Theresa) Yuncker of Bloomington, IL;
one daughter, Anastasa “Stacy” (Israel) Griffin of Belleville, IL;
his step-mother, Laverne, nee Bien (Yuncker) Feiling of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Christopher A. (Melissa) Yuncker, Retired USAF,
Eugene J. III “John” (Sarah) Yuncker,
Elizabeth M. “Liz” Yuncker, U.S. Army;
William P. Yuncker,
Phillip M. Yuncker,
and Anthony J.H. “AJ” Graham;
three great-grandchildren, Tyler J. Yuncker,
Erica Renee Yuncker,
and Mariska L.D. Yuncker;
a sister-in-law, Judy, nee Markus, Laughlin;
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Anastasa Griffin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the funeral home, with Dr. Phil Silsby officiating. Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
So sad about my dancing buddy Eugene. My thoughts are with his family. I will miss him dearly!
Kristie ludgate, Belleville, Il, 62220
My dear friend , we will all miss you at Bel II waiting each day to greet me at the door. Rest in peace.
mary miller, belleville, il, 62226
You will truly be missed. Your smile and witty character was next none. Rest in peace
Clarence & Tanyice Davis , Belleville , Il, 62223
Stacy Just heard of Pop Passing.
My prayers to your family. I love your dads humor … He was so sweet funny happy. Im sorry for your loss Stacy Love You Gail
Gail Krause Korves, waterloo , il, 62298