Robert Eugene “Gene” Gudgel, 59, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.  (Junction City, Oregon)

Jan. 15, 1950, in Evansville, he was the son of Robert A. and Elizabeth (Heuring) Gudgel.

He graduated from
Owensville High School and received a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology from Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and retired as a major. He was stationed in Guam during the Vietnam War and served in the Gulf War, stationed in Saudi Arabia.

Survivors include his wife, Christy Gudgel of
Junction City, Ore.; his father, Robert A. Gudgel of Owensville; daughter, Gina Cabrera of New Mexico; son, Vaughn Gudgel of Florida; two stepdaughters, Alicia Gyori of Washington and Angela Sigler of Georgia; two sisters, Linda Presnell and Mary Julian, both of Owensville; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth (Heuring) Gudgel.

A service with military honors will take place later at
Arlington National Cemetery. Remembrances can be sent to Veterans of Foreign Wars.