Eugene Pfoser

Obituary of Eugene Thomas Pfoser

Eugene Thomas “Gene” Pfoser, age 81, of Channahon, IL passed away on Sunday October 3, 2021.

Survived by wife, Diane; sons, Kenneth (Tanis) and Edward; daughter, Jaala; and seven grandchildren, Amanda, Elizabeth, Brooke, Trent, Samuel, Ellie, and Chloe.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law, David (Arcenia) and Kay (RuthAnn); sisters-in-law, Barbara, Mary Jo, and Elizabeth; and many nieces and nephews.

Born October 20, 1939 in St Paul, MN, Gene joined the Christian Brothers for ten years to serve God.  He was a faithful servant to God and because of that faith he met his true love, Diane Perry, and followed a different path God had for him.  They married in 1968, and began building their family.  His love for his family was evident in every aspect of his life.

He worked for Rovanco Pipe for 35 years until retirement. In his retirement he worked at the Timbers for eight years so he could keep busy and to be around friends. His dedication to his work was exemplary. He modeled what it meant to be loving and faithful, but also having fun while doing it. He always had a great sense of humor and was goofy just to see his kids smile. He always stressed the importance of education so that his children could have opportunities he was not afforded. He sacrificed his free time for his family and church. He loved watching every sport his kids and grandkids played. He was an enthusiastic nature lover always willing to take in any wildlife that needed his care. He will forever be missed here on Earth but will be waiting to greet us in Heaven with his big grin and famous “How do?”

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Alzheimers Association (, the American Diabetes Association ( or the American Cancer Society ( would be appreciated.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at

Funeral Arrangements

Cremation rites have been accorded and services will be private.
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