Gene Hoover, 90

Surrounded by angels, earthly and celestial, Gene Hoover, age 90, entered eternity into the open arms of His Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Matthews, N.C. He had been in declining health for several years, but he fought the good fight until the very end.

Gene was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to H. Emil Hoover and Anna Myers Hoover. The family soon returned to Wabash, taking up residence on the family farm, where Gene and his three brothers were raised. He graduated Linlawn High School in 1943, president of his class. He then joined the Army Air Corp, but World War II ended before he finished flight school. He returned to civilian life in 1945, and soon after, met and married his true love, Marjorie Ann Flynn, who was also from Wabash. They were married 61 years, had 3 children and lived in Indiana, Colorado and Arizona.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marj; his daughter, Chrisanne, his parents, Emil and Anna, and one brother, Richard (Dick) Hoover.

He is survived by his daughter, Cyndi Webster and husband, Jim, of Matthews, N.C. and his son, Cam and wife, Linda of Roxbury, Wis. He is also survived by grandson, Rhet Scherschligt and wife, Michelle, and their children, Myranda, Makylee, Annyka, Amelya and Libby Anne of Midvale, Utah; granddaughter, Lindsay Dahl and husband, Kris, and daughters, Samantha and Madisanne of Waddell, Ariz.; granddaughter, Amber Mack and husband, Wally, and children, Noah and Elijah of Roxbury, Wis.; and grandson, Seth Hoover and wife, Susana, and children, Riley, Alexis and Ysabele of Wittmann, Ariz. He is also survived by brothers, Chuck Hoover and wife, Bertha Collins Hoover of Fort Wayne, and Larry Hoover of Denver, Colorado.

Gene was a wonderful husband and father, and a very good friend to many. He could always be counted on when anyone needed help, even if it was at great cost to himself. He was smart and loved to be busy. He could fix anything that needed fixing! He also had a wry sense of humor which tickled all who knew him, even those who were on the receiving end of one of his pranks. Praise God for these heartfelt memories of one of the very best of men we’ve ever known. We, along with Our Maker, say, “Well done, good and faithful servant."

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, was entrusted with arrangements for a graveside gathering and burial in Falls Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. The family asks that no flowers be sent, but that a memorial gift to the charity of one’s choice be made in Gene’s honor if so desired. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Posted on 2015 Sep 01