Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene “Gene” Loussaert, 78, a resident of Long Grove, will be 10:30a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 2p.m. until 6p.m. Sunday at the church. There will be additional visitation Monday from 9:30a.m. until 10:30a.m. at church. Gene passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf surrounded by his family.
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Eugene August Loussaert was born August 24, 1940 in Davenport, a son of August and Margaret (Murphy) Loussaert. Gene married Judy Banowetz at St. Ann’s on August 27, 1966.
He was a life-long farmer, retiring in 1995. Even after retirement, Gene always found ways of staying busy; he enjoyed tinkering, especially outdoors. He also enjoyed helping out at the Pride of the Wapsi.
Gene loved time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was never one to remain silent; he would talk with anyone, usually in his direct manner. You always knew where you stood with Gene Loussaert.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann’s, where Gene was a lifelong member and part of the building committee when the new church was built.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Judy; children, Dan (Pam) Loussaert, Eldridge, Steve Loussaert, Buckeye, Arizona, Doug (Molly) Loussaert, Iowa City, Iowa, Cindy Houser, Mt. Holly, North Carolina; grandchildren Nate, Erica, Dana, Megan, Steven, Clare, and Patrick; siblings, Mary (Ed) Murrens, Carbon Cliff, Illinois, Dale (Terry) Loussaert, Wentzville, Missouri, and Janet Kanyock, Madison, Connecticut; mother-in-law, Sally Banowetz and the whole Banowetz clan.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rusty Houser, his parents, infant sister, Jeannette Loussaert and father-in-law, Paul Banowetz.