Eugene M. "Gene" Hartson

Nov 10, 2020
Hartson, Eugene


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     Eugene M. "Gene" Hartson, 77, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, November 10, at his home.

     He was born August 26, 1943 in New Hampton, son of Milton E. and Lorraine Kist Hartson. He graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1963.

     Gene served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was stationed on the USS Enterprise and was an aviation mechanic receiving an honorable discharge after four years of service.

     He married Nancy Lee Evans, October 15, 1969 in Cedar Falls; she died November 12, 2007.

     Gene worked at Weyerhaeuser Paper Company as a Maintenance Mechanic for 38 years, retiring in 2006.

     Gene loved Casinos, spending time with his family, fishing, camping, collecting pop cans and cheering on his grandsons.

     He is survived by two sons, Rick (Anna) Spooner of Tiffin, Darren (Caroline) Spooner of Omaha; a daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Smith of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Kane, Kale, Valerie, and TJ; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Scott Evans of Waterloo and Kermitt Clarin of Stacy, MN; and a close personal friend, Claudette Ferrie.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; a brother, Duane Hartson; and six sisters, LaVonne Franke, Janice Halverson, Lois Wilson, Phyllis Card, Carole Clarin, and Sharon Slater.

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  1. Tad Boos | Dec 03, 2020
    Gene and I spent a lot of weekends repairing machines at the box plant.  Lots of memories of gene.  Sorry for your loss.
  2. Dennis Phillips | Nov 15, 2020
    Gene and I went to school together grade school through high school ,  run into him  at the gym and casinos .. Seems like he led a happy life  .. sorry for your loss 
  3. sue dawson | Nov 15, 2020
    Sorry to hear of Genes passing. Had many good years working with him. I'm sure he will be missed, thinking of all in your time of grief. Sue Dawson

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