Merrill Eugene GenselNovember 6, 1932 ~ October 26, 2019 (age 86)
Merrill (Gene) Eugene Gensel of Beaumont, California passed from this life into eternal life on Friday, October, 25th 2019. Gene was born in Pasadena, California on November 6, 1932 to Doris
and Gerald Gensel. In 1951, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Hector.
For a time, he worked with his father building pools. The majority of his career was spent in the tire industry, later owning his own tire shop.
Gene was involved with the Camp Fire Girls, Indian Guides as well as served as a Deacon at Northminster Presbyterian in Diamond Bar, Ca. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing tennis, loved reading and relaxing at his cabin in Lake Arrowhead, Ca. He loved the Dodgers and USC football. He enjoyed his backyard and vegetable garden. When moving to his residence in Beaumont, Gene developed many great friendships that embraced his joy for poker and karaoke nights.
He joins his wife, Nancy, in heaven, but is survived by his 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A Graveside Memorial Service will take place on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 11:15 am, Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA