Ralph "Gene" Bogue, 91

Ralph E. “Gene” Bogue, age 91, of Marion passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Marion Rehabilitation and Assisted Living in Marion.

He was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Kokomo, the son of the late Ralph and Hazel (Shrock) Bogue.  Gene was a veteran of the Army Air Corp.  He owned Twin Pine Farms in LaFontaine with his father for over 25 years and they sold Pioneer seed corn for years.  He was a journeyman in tool and die at the General Motors plant in Marion, formerly Fisher Body for 25 years until his retirement.  He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Marion.

He is survived by two daughters, Connie (Bob) Speicher of Alexandria, and Debbie (Mike) Poor of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tim Bogue.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tom South officiating.

Burial will follow funeral services in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County.

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Posted on 2017 Feb 21