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CANTON ~ Eugene LeRoy “Gene” Bube, 77, of Canton, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home.

Born September 3, 1939 in Glidden, Wisconsin to Edwin and Eileen (Halberg) Bube, he married Mary Louise Thompson on September 20, 1977 in Pekin.  She died on September 25, 2013 in Farmington.  Also preceding him in death was one step-daughter, Wilma Lee Johnson.

Surviving are four sons, Tim Bube of Canton, Tom (Tammi) Bube of Jacksonville, Florida, Trevor (Valerie) Bube of Fairview and Lee Bube of Farmington; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Dougherty of Glidden, Wisconsin; seventeen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and two brothers, Edwin (Jean) Bube and Terry Bube, both of Farmington.

Gene had worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1992 as a Machinist.

An avid animal lover, Gene enjoyed caring for his many cats and dogs.  He also enjoyed family gatherings and he enjoyed giving advice.

There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Fulton County Humane Society, 22988 IL. Rt. 9, PO Box 701, Canton, IL 61520.

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