F. Gene Malone

F. Gene Malone â�?�?Another Father for Liberty,â�? F. Gene Malone, age 74 of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Vermillion, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at his residence. Born on Jan. 17, 1934 in Vermillion, he was the son of the late Linzie and Regina (Lockwood) Malone. He attended Vermillion schools and received his bachelor of arts in political science and his masterâ�?�?s in education from The University of South Dakota. On Aug. 10, 1958 he married Marjorie A. Fairbanks at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. He always referred to her as â�?�?my beautiful, talented, patient, forever-kind wife, Marjorie.â�? They were blessed with three wonderful children and over 50 years of marriage. He faithfully served our country in the United States Army from Aug. 7, 1957 until Aug. 8, 1958. Gene spent the first eight years of his teaching career in South Dakota, and then he and Marge relocated to Kenosha in 1964 where he taught English and social studies at Washington Junior High School for over 30 years. He had been a member of First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served as an usher. As a born again Christian, the last two years Gene returned to his Baptist roots and had been heavily involved in Bible studies. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Education Association and the Kenosha Education Association. A writer, Gene composed thousands of editorials in Voice of the People and letters to the editor under the pen name â�?�?Another Father for Libertyâ�? â�?�? writings on life, liberty, learning in the Lord, pro-life dedication, defense of the U.S. Constitution, and preserving freedom for Americans now and future generations. A Chicago Cub fan, Gene was a voracious reader, and as he so eloquently once wrote: a â�?�?hopefully Irish wit, and appreciation for the freedoms I enjoyed as an American living under Godâ�?�?s heavenly reign.â�? A large and loving family is left to remember Gene including his wife, Marjorie of Kenosha; his three children, Deborah (Bradley) Campbell of Fishers, IN, Laurie (Craig) Vandenberg of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jeffrey (Tammy) Malone of Noblesville, IN; his nine grandchildren, Shannon, Brittney, Jeffrey, Kasey, Dustin, Corey, Kady, Kaylee and Kaya; a great-granddaughter, Saphira; two brothers, Lloyd and Lyle; a sister, Molly; his canine best friend, â�?�?Liberty;â�? and countless friends and fans of his written word. Along with his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha; his twin brother, Dean; and his canine pal, â�?�?Freedom.â�? A memorial service celebrating Geneâ�?�?s life was held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Interment will take place in Vermillion. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial remembrances to First United Methodist Church; Lighthouse Baptist Church, Zion, IL; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814; or the Kenosha Public Library Foundation, P.O. Box 1414, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414. â�?�?God gave me this life and whatever good came of the many years, He is to be honored and praised, as I was simply a common person blessed with wonderful circumstances and, of course, challenges along the way as expected.â�? â�?�? F. Gene Malone

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