Given by God - January 20, 1953
Given to God - November 3, 2018
Visitation will be 11-2:00pm
Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 pm
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish
(2322 S. 106th Street, West Allis)
In Lieu of flowers memorials to the
Catholic Relief Services appreciated.
Longtime Resident of New Berlin. Gene Passed to eternal life Saturday November 3, 2018 at age 65 years. Devoted husband for 45 years of Karen (Nee Schendzielos). Loving Dad of Eugene John (Becca Pfenninger) and Tracie (Tim) Heyrman. Proud Grandpa of Alexander Brah, Griffin Bianchi, Amelia and Huck Heyrman. Brother of Addie (James) Lackovic, Charles (Jelaine) Brah, Diane (James) Albiero and John (Mary) Brah. Son-in-law of John Schendzielos. Brother-in-law of Daniel Schendzielos, Carleen Schendzielos, Tom (Kerry) Barrett and Christine Schendzielos. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Deacon Gene was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1994 and proudly has served the parishes of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, New Berlin, WI and Valparaiso, IN, St. James Parish, Mukwonago, WI, Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, West Allis, WI and currently serves at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, West Allis, WI.
During his time as a Deacon, he has assisted in many marriage preparation and baptism classes, funerals, weddings and baptisms, communion services, Inner City Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, Prison Ministry, and working with the Youth of the parishes he has served.
Deacon Gene enjoyed his ministry to the church and was humbly touched by the many people he was honored to work with.
Gene devoted his life to independent pharmacies and enjoyed time with family and friends golfing. During the past few years Deacon Gene served proudly as a Chaplain for the West Allis Police Department.
He gave a lasting gift of sight through his donation to the Eye Institute.
Lord Jesus, you came to serve, not to be served, form within us your generous spirit;
Fill us with your love, that we may love the Father as you love him.
Fill us with your compassion, that we may see our brothers and sisters as you see them.
Fill us with your courage, that we may give our lives in service
to the Church as you gave your life for her.
Fill us with that Spirit which will make us preachers of your Word, ministers of your Sacrifice, servants of your Bride, friends of the poor, and the voice of the forgotten.
Transform us through your Holy Spirit so that we may transform the world into
Your Kingdom of justice and faith.
Our Parish, Mother of Perpetual Help, has a rich history from the
Catholic Churches in West Allis, on the west side.
As a newly combined Catholic Community, Mother of Perpetual Help, we know that our Lady gives comfort and protection to us as she gives to her son Jesus. Our renewed community will share that same comfort and protection within the parish and through our outreach and discipleship.
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1121 S. 116TH ST., West Allis, WI 53214, US
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed 12 noon - 1 pm
for Lunch Every Day