Harry Eugene (Gene) Krigbaum, 89, of Quincy, Ill., passed away Feb. 13, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home.

Harry Eugene (Gene) Krigbaum, 89, of Quincy, Ill., passed away Feb. 13, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home.

He was born July 3, 1929 in Hannibal. Gene was the son of Harry and Mabel Dirks Krigbaum. He married Carol Jarman on March 4, 1951 in Monroe City. His wife of 67 years survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Teri Sue Badgley (Bob), of Barry Ill.; a son, Larry Krigbaum (Daelene) of Lafayette, Ind.; two grandchildren, Joshua Krigbaum of Quincy, Ill. and Tera Schultz of Edwardsville, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Mason Schultz, Keegan Schultz, Jeffery Barber and Elizabeth Barber; two brothers, Bill Krigbaum (Marge) of Unionville and Ronald “Butch” Krigbaum (Connie) of Monroe City; two sisters, Ruth Seelow (Floyd) of Paris and Sally Polc (David) of Hannibal; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Krigbaum was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ann Krigbaum, and sister, Margie Riley.

Gene served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

He was the owner of Gene's Garage in Quincy on 4th Street, with the front of a Volkswagen mounted on the outside south wall of the building. Gene loved water sports and anything mechanical, especially if it ran fast. He owned and maintained boats, motorhomes, dragsters, (one he built and named “Der Fuhrer's Toy”), motorcycles and many other interesting vehicles. In 1965, Gene was one of the first in the area to build dune buggies. Gene purchased an airplane for private use after he got his pilot's license in 1974. Gene was an avid collector of many things and donated items to the Illinois Veterans Home Museum as well as the Ralls County Historical Society in Perry. He loved his family.

Memorial services with Military Honors will be held. His grandson Joshua Krigbaum will officiate. Internment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Monroe City on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Bethlehem Cemetery Association.